Metro Detroit Interfaith Conference for Clergy & Community Leaders Hosted at Islamic House of Wisdom

By Vic Faust Apr 8, 2014 SOUTHFIELD (wxyz) – The 2014 Restoring Marriage & Family Life Conference was hosted at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights.  Action News Anchor Vic Faust was the emcee for this event.  Religious leaders from all over the area, specifically Detroit, came together to put a five-year plan in …

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Restoring Marriage & Family Life in 2014

    Listen to the Talk 760 AM WJR Detroit April 3, 2014 Interview with Dr. Michael T. Ross     Metro Detroit Interfaith Conference for Clergy & Community Leaders   Dear Friends in Faith, Marriage and family, God’s first institution, unites us as one human family. The vocational vow, “I do” unites all societies, cultures, …

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Renewed hope for Motown, marriage

By Dr. Michael T. Ross, The Detroit News For decades, Michigan’s leaders have trumpeted great plans to revitalize Metro Detroit. Compelling physical structures have transformed the Detroit skyline, such as the Renaissance Center, Riverfront Towers, One Detroit Center, Lions and Tiger stadiums, 150 W. Jefferson, Greektown Casino Hotel and Westin Book Cadillac, to name a few. …

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Barney Field: Detroit learns from our ‘miracle’

By Barney Field / Guest columnist / El Paso Times POSTED:   03/23/2014 12:00:00 AM MDT Detroit clergy are curious about why El Paso is the safest large city while their city continues to be the most dangerous. They have graciously invited me to speak on “The El Paso Miracle” at a conference on April …

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Marriage & Family Facts USA

Census 2010 Household Data American Fact Finder[1] National Data 1950 National Data:        Married households – 78.0% Percentage of unwed births:[2]  3.9% Population: 150,697,361 1960 National Data:        Married households – 74.3%[3] Percentage of unwed births:[4]  5.3% Percent of children living with two married parents:  85.0%[5] Percent of children living with mother only:  8.0% Percent of children …

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Which Parent Do I Not Need – My Mom or My Dad?

By Mike McManus Grace Evans, an 11-year-old, asked Minnesota legislators last month: “Which parent do I not need – my mom or my dad?”  No one answered her. She paused 8 seconds, and added, “I hope you can see that every child needs a mom and a dad. Please don’t change your law on marriage …

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Broken Family Law: Guidelines and Fixes

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”[i]  John F. Kennedy 1961 Since John F. Kennedy spoke these inaugural words, out-of-wedlock births skyrocketed from 5.3% to 40.6% of all births (by 2008) as society abandoned marriage. In just five decades, the United States has established …

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Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It

Abstract Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least …

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Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

DOFH Child Poverty

Abstract: Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in the home. Marriage remains America’s strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline. As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a …

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Clergy Leaders of Major Faiths United On Meaning of Marriage & Protecting It

WASHINGTON (December 6, 2010) — Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States are united and committed to defend marriage and its historic and traditional definition. On December 6, 2010, leaders from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal and Sikh communities in the United States affirmed the importance …

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