The Family Forum Series
The Family Forum Series is part of the Child in Law, Religion, and Society project. Series topics have included same-sex marriage, church-state issues in American organized religion, the spiritual yearning of children living with the challenges of abuse, war, poverty, and family instability, and a conversation with former President Jimmy Carter.
The Future of Marriage and Family LifeThis panel discussion touched issues of modern family life, including same-sex marriage, covenant marriage, abolition of marriage as a legal category, and the role of the church in marriage reform. Panelists included John Witte, Jr. and Mark D. Jordan.
Vocations of the Child: Do Kids Have a Responsibility?This panel discussion explores what it means to be a child - roles, responsibilities and rights - and explores historical and contemporary Christian understandings of what a children is called and capable of being in their relationships with God, neighbor, and self. Panelists are Patrick M. Brennan, Professor of Law, Arizona State University.; John E. Coons, Bridges Professor of Law Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley; Marcia Bunge, Professor of Theology and Humanities, Valparaiso University; and Paul Vitz, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, New York University.
2005-2006: Children, Youth, and Spirituality in Troubling Times, featuring Susanne Johnson, Southern Methodist University; Jennie Knight, Emory University; Joyce Mercer, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Evelyn Parker, Southern Methodist University; Luther Smith, Emory University; Karen Marie Yust, Union Theological Seminar