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Congregational Responses to Changing Family Structures

Do changes in the way families are structured affect our church or religious institution? The Religion and Family Project examined congregational attitudes toward family changes and made some interesting discoveries. For example, 65 percent of conservative Protestants said it is wrong to think, “Only one kind of family is a good family,” but did not affirm, “God approves of all kinds of families.” Liberal Protestant and Jewish congregants were significantly more welcoming of gays and lesbians than were moderate Protestants. And while Catholics are progressive on many issues, unlike Protestant progressives not one Catholic priest rejected the term “family ministry” out of concern it might cause some congregants to feel excluded. 

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The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

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