By Nicole Kay

Shortly after arriving Friday night, I was pleased to be able to address the entire conference of 250+ students and tell them about the Ruth Institute’s work supporting young adults. I told them about the mission of the Ruth Institute and about the Emerging Leaders program. (more…)

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by Charles Capps, Stanford alumnus and co-founder of the Anscombe Society at Stanford University

November 9, 2011

Last weekend, a group of students and young professionals converged on Provo, Utah, for the second annual Strengthening the Family conference, put on by Students for the Family.  The conference planners selected a timely theme—“Engaging Issues with Courage and Civility.”  Anyone who reads the news knows that, when it comes to current debates about marriage and the family, civility is in short supply.  This makes courage in speaking the truth about these issues difficult but crucial. [Editor's note: The Ruth Institute was one of the sponsors for this conference.] (more…)

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by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

How science is consistent with the ancient Christian teachings

Now after all this theology and philosophy, you may be astonished by my next move. I am going to show that science now substantiates many of the important claims that Christianity has been making since the beginning.  Let me begin with the most basic. The human person is meant for love. (more…)

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by Robert W. Patterson

This article was first published April 26, 2011 at

Second of a three-part series

While boasting the know-how to fix the health care system and rebuild the economy, the political class claims a curious impotence when it comes to family breakdown. (more…)


by Robert W.  Patterson

This article was first published at on April 27, 2011.

Third of a three-part series

It may be unfair to indict the political class for lack of nerve in addressing family breakdown.

Even as the retreat from family life became pronounced among the low-income population and has devastated the poor, Congress deep-sixed Aid to Families with Dependent Children in 1996 in hope of reversing the rise in out-of-wedlock births among African Americans that had raised the Irish ire of Daniel Patrick Moynihan 30 years before. (more…)

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