Tag: marriage

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    In a country where the expectation to marry is high, is a shortage of females fueling the trafficking of young women to fill the need for brides? More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    “Priests generally do not talk about it. And most dioceses in the United States have no services, or very limited services, for victims of domestic violence,” says Father Charles Dahm, who is leading a campaign in Chicago to change that. More

    August 2, 2013 | Comments

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    The best-selling poet “helped present an appealing mystical idea of the wisdom of the East. He was someone who helped humanize and popularize Eastern thought,” says literary critic Liesl Schillinger. More

    July 12, 2013 | Comments

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    The preference for male children in India dates back centuries, driven by religious custom, and the widespread abortion of female fetuses has led to an increasing gender gap. Will a rising and urbanizing middle class change this? More

    April 5, 2013 | Comments

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    Young Mormons are pursuing their educations and careers “not with the purpose of delaying marriage, but with the idea that we want to have a full life that includes all of those things,” says Beverli Jo DeWalt. More

    August 17, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-femalecircumcision

    It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people’s attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

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    “There’s a yearning in them, and that all wants to be expressed in terms of the sacred and the holy and within the context of God’s presence,” says Rev. Ann Abernethy, a United Church of Christ pastor and retirement community chaplain. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about religious ceremonies of commitment with UCC minister and retirement community chaplain Anne Abernethy, who says, “One of the great gifts of being a clergy person is that we are really invited into people’s lives at a time of blessing.” More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-marriageeducation

    “I believe that marriage education is the best anti-poverty program the federal government has ever invested in, “ says Dennis Stoica, president of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition. More

    July 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Look back at excerpts from our conversations with reporters over the past 10 years about religion and its changing role in our world.
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    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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