Interfaith couples, Buddhist couples, same-sex couples…couples of all kinds celebrated their relationships on Friday (Feb. 14) at Unity Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The only requirement was love.
Articles tagged “marriage”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis gave the couples advice on how to have a happy and successful marriage.
The ideal of love as a primary reason for marriage began to spread in the late 18th century and early 19th century, partly due to the French and American revolutions and the idea that people had a right to pursue personal happiness.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that Utah’s laws on polygamy are unconstitutional, in a case involving the Brown family featured on TLC’s reality series “Sister Wives.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Supreme Court Justice Lord Roger Toulson wrote that religions should not be confined to those with faith in a supreme deity. “To do so would be a form of religious discrimination unacceptable in today’s society,” he said.
(RNS) Excerpt from “Talking Taboo”: Then it happened. I didn’t mean it to. But at some point I started getting flutters at the “dink” of my iPhone. A text or phone message from him could easily redeem the halfheartedness of an otherwise mediocre day. At some point I started crushing on him.
(RNS) A survey of 916 gay and lesbian couples found that religious leaders officiated at just one in four same-sex marriages, and that only 12 percent of ceremonies were held in religious spaces.
(RNS) Marriages within the Orthodox community are expected to account for more than half of all Jewish marriages in Britain by 2023.
(RNS) Baptism rates are in steady decline for U.S. Catholics, Southern Baptists and others. Will high profile attention to the ritual from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the pope inspire a change?