CDC: Adol Abstinence Up 28% in 20 Years

All New Briefs

Trends in the Prevalence of Sexual Behaviors: The CDC 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports that 60% of high school students in America report never having had sexual intercourse.  This marks a 5.6% increase in abstinence from its 2013 survey and a increase of 28% in the past two decades.

Orthodox Church: its Legal Framework for Marriage and SSM

All New Briefs

Orthodox Church Lays Groundwork For Legal Enforcement of Ban on Church Use For Same-Sex Marriages: The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has adopted a statement (full text) titled Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs Regarding Marriage, apparently designed to allow parishes and monasteries to legally enforce restrictions on use of their facilities for same-sex or […]

Lutheran Prison Ministry

General, Social Sciences

‘I was in prison and you came to me’: Lutherans well-suited for ministry to incarcerated:  This ministry of mercy and healing is one about which many in Synod are under-informed. “Behind the barbed wire and watch towers languishes someone’s son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister who desperately long to hear that Jesus loves them […]

Catholic Art with a Modern Face

Fine Arts

Alfonse Borysewicz’s lonely struggle gives Catholic art a modern face:  Students can use this review of a current artist to consider the relationships among art, faith traditions, and current styles of expression. “No other Western religion has produced such a rich legacy of artistic inspiration and ideas; but none exerts the same kind of anxiety of […]

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