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Has the Traditional Family Had Its Day?

29th January 2013
  • ResPublica

ResPublica Director Phillip Blond speaking at Intelligence Squared and Google+ debate on the future of family

Intelligence Squared and Google are proud to launch the second in their new series of monthly ‘Versus’ debates. A panel of world experts will debate the motion: ‘The Traditional Family Has Had Its Day: gay parents, single parents, communes – anything goes!’

Can children thrive in any type of loving domestic set-up? Or do children need the stability of the nuclear family in order to flourish? Our audience will decide. Make your voice heard online via Google or vote on the Versus YouTube page.

ResPublica Director Phillip Blond will be speaking Against the Motion alongside Ann Atkins. Writer and actor Charlie Condou and psychotherapist Phillippa Perry will be arguing For. The speakers will be joined by a panel of experts including Professor Susan Bolombok, Roman Catholic Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Glenn Stanton, Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family.

Check out the trailer below then cast your vote!


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