1.Sutherland Co-Authored Book Gaining National Recognition
Sutherland Institute announced that Dr. Laura Schlessinger will be giving out copies of The Natural Family: A Manifesto on her nationally-syndicated radio talk show on June 4, 2007. The Natural Family: A Manifesto was co-authored by Sutherland Institute President Paul T. Mero and Allan C. Carlson, founder of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
“This book was written in response to the unprecedented confusion regarding the definition of ‘family’,” said Mero. “The natural family does what no other organizing principle can do, it makes everything around it better, it amplifies the best elements of all other institutions. It is the foundation of ordered liberty.”
In the recently published book, Carlson and Mero examine why the family is in crisis, the ways in which the natural family is the source of culture and freedom, and what families can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth. Assured that human nature is on their side, the authors can be both realistic about the family’s plight and relentlessly optimistic. The Natural Family: A Manifestois a road map, especially for the young, for rebuilding a culture of freedom, joy, and love.
2.Sutherland Receives Award for Transcend Series
On Saturday, May 19, 2007, the Sutherland Institute was honored as Utah’s top Education/Advocacy organization at the Best of State Awards Gala. This is the second year in a row that Sutherland has received the award for its innovative program, the Transcend Series.
Sutherland created the Transcend Series after the Institute identified the need for a way civic leaders could become better informed, equipped and skilled to serve in their respective roles. More than 300 public officials and citizens across the social-political spectrum have benefited from their participation in this ground-breaking program, now in its fourth year. The experience enables participants to transcend politics as usual in the service of their communities and colleagues.