Tag: parenting

  • How do interfaith couples decide which faith their children should adopt? “We both wanted to keep our own religions and our own identity for ourselves, so we knew from the beginning that we didn’t want our children to be just one of our faiths,” says Amy Schombs, who is Jewish and whose husband is a Christian. More

    January 9, 2015 | Comments (15)

  • Catholic Charities in Illinois refuses to accept same-sex couples for adoption or foster parenting. Should the state, which recognizes civil unions, withdraw its funding of the charity? More

    September 30, 2011 | Comments (15)

  • Author and consultant Rushworth Kidder says there can be unintended ethical consequences when people use powerful new social media. More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments (8)

  • It allows a birth parent to choose the people who will adopt the child and to stay in contact with them and the child.

    February 13, 2009 | Comments (58)

  • Part two of a four-part series on faith and family: three quarters of all Americans say they believe it’s likely their children will grow up to be of the same religious faith as their parents, but more than half say they worry about that. More

    November 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

  • Read more of Betty Rollin’s interview on religion, parenting and the RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY poll on Faith and Family in America with Professor Brad Wilcox. More

    November 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

  • 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 | 0 Comments

  • 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 | 0 Comments

  • Read University of Virginia sociology professor Brad Wilcox’s analysis of the R&E survey on faith and family in America. More

    October 19, 2005 | 0 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 | 0 Comments