The family is at the heart of the human adventure. It is within the family, the microcosm of our society, that are bred the feelings that give rise to hatred, violence and war. Yet, at the same time, it is also within the family that peace on earth can arise. As such, the family has the unique and important duty to teach and to promote dialogue between its members and among civilizations. Today, with the survival of the Earth and of mankind at stake, the family has the obligation to participate in the awakening of the world citizen.