Tag: same-sex marriage

  • 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

  • Read comments of Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc.; University of Akron political science professor John Green; and University of Virginia sociology professor Brad Wilcox at the October 19, 2005 press conference in Washington, DC releasing results of RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY’s national survey on Faith and Family in America. More

    October 19, 2005 | Comments

  • A new RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY national survey has found deep divisions among American Catholics on issues of faith and family. More

    October 19, 2005 | Comments

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    As presiding bishop, Frank Griswold is lead pastor and chief administrator of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church USA. It’s a prestigious job, and these days, he admits, a challenging one. More

    November 26, 2004 | Comments

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    The national debate over same-sex marriage has posed big challenges for many African-American clergy. Traditionally, black churches have stressed an interpretation of Scripture that opposes homosexuality. But those congregations also have long been at the forefront in fighting for civil rights. What happens when those two values seem to collide? More

    July 16, 2004 | Comments

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    U.S. mainline denominations are all deeply divided on gay issues. In 2003, the U.S. Episcopal Church consecrated an openly gay bishop. But the United Methodists have stood firm in their opposition to homosexuality. In a series of votes, United Methodist delegates reaffirmed their church’s traditional policy, which says the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” More

    May 7, 2004 | Comments

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    The United Methodist Church — the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. — opened its 11-day-long General Conference in Pittsburgh this week. The highest legislative body of the church meets only every four years. This time, gay issues are expected to dominate. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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