The family remains the fundamental social unit of every country. How is it faring, economically, socially, spiritually? Beyond debate, the family is being subjected to stresses and strains it has never known. And still most observers agree, there can be no viable society without families. This volume examines the focus of globalization on politics and society and what can be done to preserve and strengthen the family in a world increasingly indifferent to the age-old virtues of faith, hope and charity.