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Resolution 124 - The Family in Contemporary Society - The Christian Family

Resolution 124

The Family in Contemporary Society - The Christian Family

The Conference, noting the increasing proportion of older people in many parts of the world, calls attention to the fact that, although some are entirely dependent upon the care of others, many of them, by reason of experience or special skills, still have much to give. It expresses its warm appreciation of the studies and projects bearing on this problem which have already been made, and records its belief that the Church, in all its provinces, should initiate and assist such studies, and should also seek practical means of meeting the needs they reveal. It further emphasises the responsibility of sons and daughters for the needs of elderly parents, and, where possible, for making such provision as will keep them closely within the life and activity of their family circle.