October 26, 2011 ( – Human Life International (HLI) will be holding a four-day conference in Brazil on the international struggle for the values of life and family from November 3 to November 6 at the Saint Benedict Monastery in Sao Paulo.

The Second International Congress for Truth and Life will feature speakers from Brazil, the United States, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, and Mexico, and will cover topics ranging from abortion and gender ideology to the dechristianization of the West and the advent of a “demographic winter.”

The congress will feature such speakers as Dom Joao Carlos Petrini, President of the Pastoral Episcopal Commission on Life and Family for the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB), as well as Fr. Shenan Boquet, HLI’s new president.

Other speakers will include the eminent Brazilian pro-life activist Fr. Lodi da Cruz, speaking on the issue of abortion, HLI’s Raymond da Souza on dechristianization, Fr. Paulo Ricardo on cultural Marxism, Alliance Defense Fund’s Piero Tozzi on the claimed “right” to abortion in international law, and LifeSiteNews’ own Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, speaking on the goals, methods, and history of the homosexual movement.

The congress will be broadcast live on the Internet from the Monastery of Saint Benedict (Mosteiro de Sao Bento), one of the most important architectural treasures of Sao Paulo. For more information, visit the website (in Portuguese) here .