Tag: same-sex marriage

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interviews about same-sex marriage with three Presbyterian ministers in California.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Clergy are being pressured to perform same-sex weddings and to perform them inside their houses of worship. This is generating new debates because many religious traditions explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Another deadline looms for the U.S. Episcopal Church. Episcopal bishops are meeting in New Orleans until Tuesday (September 25), and a key item on their agenda is an ultimatum on gay issues from leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s September 17, 2006 interview in Laredo, Texas, with the Rev. Sammy Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. More

    October 6, 2006 | Comments

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    Part four of a four-part series on faith and family: a growing number of families are not the traditional married mother and father with children — single mothers, cohabiting men and women, gay couples, and the divorced have become more common. How are churches and other religious groups responding to these families? More

    November 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Part one of a four-part series on faith and family: a poll commissioned by RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY shows that Americans both idealize the traditional family, and at the same time are more and more accepting of families that are nontraditional. More

    October 28, 2005 | Comments

  • Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about faith and family in America with Nancy Ammerman, professor of the sociology of religion at Boston University. More

    October 28, 2005 | Comments

  • Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about faith and family in America with Penny Edgell, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota and author of RELIGION AND FAMILY IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. More

    October 28, 2005 | Comments

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    The numbers on how family structures have changed are dramatic. Counting parents with children at home, as recently as 1970, traditional families — mother and father with children under 18 — made up 40 percent of all households. But by 2000, that had fallen to just a quarter of all households. More

    October 21, 2005 | Comments

  • According to a summer 2005 poll, a strong majority of Americans idealize the traditional family even as divorce, cohabitation, and nontraditional family situations are becoming more accepted across religious groups. More

    October 19, 2005 | Comments

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