Changes in Religion and Family Life; What does Religion Have to Do with College Grades? Do Americans Support Religious Freedom? Religious freedom bill gains first-round approval in Missouri House; Russell Moore Interviews NYT Writer David Brooks on Evangelicalism; Hindu vs. Hindutva?
Changes in Religion and Family Life
Recent research has shown that the country’s relationship with marriage is changing. Americans are getting married later, having fewer kids and generally rethinking what a healthy relationship looks like. Amid all these shifts, religion’s role in family life is also in flux. Single people are now less likely to prioritize finding a partner of the same faith and families are less likely to build their social lives around a religious community.
What does Religion Have to Do with College Grades?
The U.S. is the most devout wealthy Western democracy. Does a religious upbringing influence teens’ academic outcomes? Over the past 30 years, studies consistently show a positive relationship between religiosity and academic success. These studies show that more religious students earn better grades and complete more schooling than less religious peers. But researchers debate what these findings really mean.
Do Americans Support Religious Freedom?
Religious Freedom Bill Gains First-Round Approval in Missouri House
The Missouri Religious Freedom Protection Act won preliminary approval from the Missouri House on Wednesday. The bill would prevent public officials from shutting down meetings or services held by religious groups. The same bill was proposed last year as a response to restrictions on religious gatherings prompted by COVID-19. This year’s bill, HB1713, is sponsored by Rep. Alex Riley, R-Springfield. It has passed two committees with bipartisan votes.
Russell Moore Interviews NYT Writer David Brooks on Evangelicalism
Hindu vs. Hindutva?