by Jennifer Kabbany – Associate Editor of The College Fix
SAN DIEGO – Anne Petty always believed in and supported the traditional definition of marriage – but the 23-year-old Idaho college student said she didn’t know how best to defend her position other than to cite the Bible.
After this weekend, Petty said she is armed with knowledge and data to explain her beliefs from secular, academic and scientific points of view. Read more…
by Betsy Kerekes – Director of Online Publications, The Ruth Institute
“This was a smashing event. I am ecstatic,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, regarding its first annual gala, held June 2nd at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.
In addition to the food, the camaraderie of groups from diverse religious backgrounds joined together by a common concern for the state of marriage, was exceptional. The fellowship began in the foyer with vendor tables set up so guests could become informed and support one another. Vendors included radio programs, Christian grammar and high schools, and pro-life organizations. Read more…
from Dr. Morse, regarding these podcasts:
In Eden Prairie, I talk about Equality,
giving people some ideas about how to respond to the relentless argument that “equality” requires us to redefine marriage.
by Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Advocates on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage continue to step up their efforts.
Minnesota for Marriage resumed its statewide bus tour this weekend, and Jennifer Roback Morse spoke at a stop on Saturday in Eden Prairie. Roback Morse founded the California-based Ruth Institute, which promotes marriage to college students. Read more…
This is not just your average entertainment, dinner, raffle prizes and live auction. We will also have the fascinating Tim Clemente: Hollywood producer, writer, consultant, stuntman, and former FBI special agent, as our guest speaker. The event is also being hosted by Patrick Coffin, Immaculate Heart Radio’s nationally known radio personality and speaker!
For more information and to order tickets, click here!
by Marcia Segelstein
This article was first published at Salvo Magazine in September 2012.
While her academic credentials are impressive enough to be intimidating, Jennifer Roback Morse’s demeanor is anything but. She manages the not-so-simple task of being warm and genuinely friendly while speaking boldly and knowledgably about some of the most hot-button issues of the day. Read more…
by Trey Dimsdale, J.D.
First published at christianpost.com on August 10, 2012.
In the Old Testament book of Esther, the heroine for whom the book is named finds herself in an extremely dangerous situation. She is a Jew who is married to a foreign king who is advised by an evil man named Haman. Haman devises a plan to eliminate all of the Jews in the kingdom, and the only Jew with access to the king is Esther herself. Queen Esther then approached her uncle Mordechai who asks her, “Who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” The unlikely rise of a member of a captive class to the house of a powerful king during a time of such political danger was, in the estimation of Mordechai, a providential intersection of events. It was a gracious provision of protection from the Lord even in an age when God’s people were being disciplined for their disobedience. Read more…
by Trey Dimsdale, J.D.
The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire
I had the privilege of traveling to San Diego, CA last month to attend the Ruth Institute’s It Takes a Family to Raise a Village Conference. The conference is targeted at college-aged students and provides them the opportunity to learn from and interact with very notable scholars who work in the field of marriage and family in their respective disciplines. Read more…
by Trey Dimsdale
I had the privilege of traveling to San Diego, CA last month to attend the Ruth Institute’s It Takes a Family to Raise a Village Conference. The conference is targeted at college-aged students and provides them the opportunity to learn from and interact with very notable scholars who work in the field of marriage and family in their respective disciplines. Speakers included economists, attorneys, activists, a medical doctor, and theologians all presenting persuasive arguments in support of natural, man/woman marriage. I wish a similar program had been available when I was a college student and even more, I hope that if it had, I would have had the wisdom to avail myself of it. Read more…
Posted by Kristin Rudolph
This past weekend I was in sunny San Diego, CA for the Ruth Institute’s fourth annual “It Takes a Family to Raise a Village” (ITAF) conference. The Ruth Institute was founded by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, and works to educate people about the definition and importance of marriage and family as the foundational institution of society. Read more…