Religion, Culture, and Family Project

The Religion, Culture, and Family Project seeks to address the contemporary situation of American families from a range of theological, historical, legal, biblical, and cultural perspectives. Market forces require increasing numbers of parents to work outside the home to make ends meet. High divorce rates create a culture of marital instability, affecting adult’s and children’s economic and psychological well-being. The crisis in families hurts the broader society. Because children get less support at home, they drop out of schools at a higher rate and are responsible for more crime. The Religion, Culture, and Family Project claims that religious traditions have valuable theological, ethical, and institutional resources to help revitalize North American family culture and families. It brings together over a hundred leading Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and other religious scholars of both liberal and conservative convictions to produce a major series of books on religion and the family together with conferences, articles, and media projects.

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