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Ruth Inst. to speak at Kenya Family Symposium

May 12, 2012

For Immediate Release

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Ruth Inst. to speak at Kenya Family Symposium

Ruth Institute Coalitions Director, Don Feder, will speak on “The Fate of Nations Hinges on the Future of Marriage” at the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) symposium, “Families in Crisis; Hope for Restoration,” on May 14, 2 am to 5 am EST, 9 to noon East Africa Time.

Other speakers include:


Robert Colquhoun from 40 Days for Life on “Digital Families; the new normal of family life under Covid-19.”

Evarlyne Mboya from the Office of Director of Kenya’s Criminal Investigation, Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit on “Traps and Dangers of the Internet; How safe is your family online?”

Caroline Maingi from the Program for Family Development at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi on “Navigating Parenting through and post-pandemic.”

Patience Mutie Muthenya, KCPF Programs Manager, said, “Since the COVID pandemic began in Kenya, there has been a steep increase in family crises: domestic violence, divorce, suicides, spousal murders, teenage pregnancies, pedophiles going after children online, etc.”

Feder observed: “Marriage is central to everything that we, as family advocates, care about: procreation, childrearing, social cohesion, and curing existential loneliness. Civilization will rise or fall based on whether marriage as an institution is renewed or continues on its current course of decline and eventually fades to oblivion. “

On March 23, Feder spoke at a KCPF Virtual Life Symposium, on “The View from Sinai: a Jewish Perspective on Abortion.”

Besides his work with the Ruth Institute, Feder was a syndicated columnist for 19 years. He also helped to organize pro-family conferences and other events in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe. In Africa, he’s spoken in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Malawi.

The Kenya Christian Professional Forum has members from various denominations who share values on family, life, religious freedom and social justice.

To join the Families in Crisis Symposium, use the link https://zoom.us/j/92083258334

Meeting ID: 920 8325 8334

 

 

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Ruth Institute founder and president, Jennifer Roback Morse, is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

To schedule an interview with Don Feder, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.

 

 


Ruth Inst. Launches Marriage Project for National Marriage Week

February 4, 2021

For Immediate Release

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The Ruth Institute is celebrating National Marriage Week, February 7-14, by launching its on-line Marriage Resource Center.“We’re always eager to promote lifelong married love, especially this past year when couples faced so many challenges getting married,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president and founder of the Ruth Institute.

The Ruth Institute’s celebration of National Marriage Week seeks to inspire people to get married and stay married, by showing them the benefits of marriage to individuals, children, and society at large.


“Marriage is the foundation of civilization, the most reliable social structure for raising helpless bundles of self-centered neediness (namely infants) to become responsible, caring adults.” Morse added, “Children raised by their married biological parents, are better adjusted, better students, and more likely to avoid destructive adolescent behavior, including drugs, alcohol, and crime.”

“More importantly,” Morse continued, “children are entitled to a relationship with both parents, unless an unavoidable tragedy prevents it. Every person, without exception, is entitled to know the identity of their parents, which is the key to knowing their genetic background and cultural and social heritage. Lifelong married love protects these legitimate interests of children.”

The Marriage Resource Center hosts inspiring stories of couples who overcame Covid lockdown obstacles to get married this past year. The Ruth Institute’s celebration will also include interactive posts on their Facebook page, as well as a host of videos and articles.

The Marriage Resource Center provides a helpful Marriage Fact Sheet, interviews with family scholars on the philosophy and theology of marriage, and perhaps most importantly, practical resources to help couples live out their marriage vows.

Morse noted, “The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls families formed through marriage, ‘the natural and fundamental group unit of society,’ which is, ‘entitled to protection by society and the state.’

“Married men and women are healthier, happier, live longer and are more successful than their single counterparts. But sadly, in the United States, marriage is on the decline,” Morse said. “While 70% of American adults were married in 1970, by 2018, that figure had fallen to 50%. Men and women are also marrying later in life and having fewer children – all to the detriment of society.”

Morse concluded, “Without marriage, we become isolated individuals committed only to ourselves, our career, and the latest fads. We invite everyone to join the Ruth Institute in celebrating National Marriage Week.”

 

Morse made these marriage arguments in her 2001 book, Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.


Ruth Inst. Applauds Texas Grand Jury Indictment of Netflix

October 29, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information: media@ruthinstitute.org

Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said she was, “greatly encouraged that Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Tyler, Texas, for showing the movie ‘Cuties.’ I’m glad something is finally being done to oppose the sexual exploitation of children, as exemplified by this French film.”

According to a New York Post article, the Texas grand jury charged that Netflix did “knowingly promote visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time.”


Morse explained in an August 26 press release: “The movie is about a group of pre-teen girls doing highly eroticized dance routines to win a competition. From the way they’re dressed to their moves, ‘Cuties’ sexualizes girls who were playing with dolls a short time ago. Such depictions groom young women to be victims.”

Morse also noted from a Fox Business article, “Netflix is paying the price for promoting this degeneracy. Since it began showing ‘Cuties’ last month, it’s seen a spike in subscribers choosing not to renew the service, compared to the same period last year.”

There have also been calls in Congress for the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R, Fla.) said it was time to “stop catering to predators and start paying more attention to protecting children.”

Morse concluded, “We need to get serious about combating the plague of child pornography. Young lives are at stake.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact media@ruthinstitute.org.



In First Presidential Debate, the Family Was Lost in the Shuffle

September 30, 2020

For Immediate Release

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In First Presidential Debate, the Family Was Lost in the Shuffle

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“Last night’s confrontation between President Trump and former Vice-President Biden shows the need for a separate debate focusing solely on family issues,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Partnering with Life Petitions, the Ruth Institute has a petition calling for a debate on family-related issues. More than 6,000 signatures have been collected.

Morse observed: “Last night’s debate covered the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, and race and violence, among other pressing concerns. It was entirely predictable.

“This is all well and good, but the family lies at the heart of all of these concerns,”


Morse noted. “Urban crime and violence are spurred by the decline of the family in inner cities. Strong families are the foundation of a strong economy. Intact families have found it easier to weather the coronavirus storm.”

Morse explained: “It’s a case of missing the forest for the trees. At the root of many of our most perplexing problems is the decline of the family, and a revival of family values is the solution.

“Some people claim that it ‘takes a village to raise a child.’ We think that is code for ‘let the government raise children and run the family.’ We at the Ruth Institute believe exactly the opposite. We believe it takes a family to raise a village, or a community, or a nation.”

Morse added: “Families in America want to know what the candidates would do to end the horror of abortion (currently verging on infanticide), if they would declare pornography a public health crisis (as have 16 states), what they would do to stop sex-trafficking, if they’re concerned about so-called transgender medical procedures for minor children, if they support using U.S. foreign aid to force developing nations to adopt Western-style laws on abortion and homosexuality, and how they would strengthen man-woman marriage, currently under attack on so many fronts.

“Last night’s debate in Cleveland strengthened our commitment to promoting a presidential debate on family issues,” Morse said.

Sign the Ruth Institute/Life Site petition calling for such a debate.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contactinfo@ruthinstitute.org.

 


Ruth Inst. Happy BLM Moving Away from Anti-Family Rhetoric

September 24, 2020

For Immediate Release

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“Given renewed support for the family during an election year and after the COVID lockdown, even a radical group like Black Lives Matter has toned down its anti-family advocacy,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

Morse noted that the Black Lives Matter Global Network, which founded BLM in 2013, recently removed from its website the statement: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”


“This is the standard utopian dogma of the radical left,” Morse said. “Despite the cliché that ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ children are raised best by mothers and fathers providing a loving home in which they can grow and flourish.”

Morse added: “All of the pathologies which afflict the black community – including crime and drugs – can be traced to the decline of the black family.

“On the other hand, collectively, African Americans are more supportive of the traditional family and man/woman marriage than just about any other demographic. I learned that when I was spokeswoman for Proposition 8 in California, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“I don’t think the Black Lives Matter Global Network had a sincere change of heart,” Morse observed. “The founders describe themselves as ‘trained Marxists.’ Wherever Marxists have come to power, from North Korea to Cuba, they have sought to replace the family with the collective, be it the state or the party.

“Still, its move is an unspoken acknowledgement of the popularity of the family in these perilous times, and reason why our petition for a pro-family presidential debate is more important now than ever.”

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Sign the Ruth Institute/LifeSite petition for a presidential debate on family issues here.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact info@ruthinstitute.org.


Ruth Inst: “Cuties” Proves Need for Presidential Debate on Family Issues

 

September 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

For More Information: info@ruthinstitute.org

 Commenting on the outrage provoked by the child pornography of Netflix’s “Cuties,” Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said: “With this highly eroticized portrayal of 11-year-old girls, the global ruling class is once again pushing the envelope on pedophilia. This latest example of the pornification of our culture shows the need for a 4th presidential debate, exclusively on issues impacting the family.”

Partnering with LifeSite, the Ruth Institute has an online petition calling for a debate focusing on what the candidates would do to strengthen the family and counter the various threats to the family.


The petition currently has more than 5,700 signers.

“‘Cuties’ is just the latest example of a growing anti-family culture,” Morse said. “Others include the two egregious Supreme Court rulings at the end of June, one striking down the mildest restrictions imaginable on abortion, and the other which would allow so-called transgenders to participate in women’s sports – thus effectively ending women’s sports.”

Such a debate might include the following questions for the candidates:

  • Would you have your Attorney General investigate the possibility of bringing up Netflix on child pornography charges?
  • Should pornography be declared a public health crisis on the federal level, as it has in 16 states?
  • Do you support a born-alive law to protect abortion survivors?
  • Should foreign aid be conditioned on recipients accepting Western sexual norms, including legalizing abortion and normalizing homosexual relations?
  • What is your opinion of medically unnecessary surgeries and drugs for minors trying to change the sex of their bodies?

“Questions such as these will not be asked in the three scheduled debates September 29 and October 15 and 22, but for families, they are just as relevant as energy policy, trade, and public health concerns. That’s why we’re pushing so hard for a fourth debate on family issues,” Morse explained.

Sign the petition here.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Pornography and sexual exploitation were topics included in the Ruth Institute’s recent Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Morse, contact info@ruthinstitute.org.

 

 



Ruth Inst. and Life Site News Launch Petition for Presidential Debate on the Family

Partnering with Life Site News, today, the Ruth Institute launched a petition to the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates calling for a 4th debate to be focused on the family.

Ruth Institute President Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., explained: “The decline of the family is at the root of most of our problems. We’re calling for one debate focused exclusively on what the candidates will do to support the family.”

She continued: “Honestly, I’m shocked that we even have to state this obvious point: Every human life begins with a family. Every significant challenge the United States faces can be improved by strengthening the family. The breakdown of the family and the over-sexualization of society create massive problems affecting the economy, the criminal justice system, public health, education, and even national defense. The rioting in our cities is in part the result of family breakdown.”


Three debates are scheduled on September 29, October 15, and October 22, to cover public health, including COVID 19, public safety, the economy, and defense/foreign policy.

Morse said, “These are all important issues to be sure. But unless something is done immediately, the family will once again be ignored. Issues like marriage, the right to life, parental rights in education and health, sex education in schools, pornography, population control, and declining fertility will be overlooked entirely or treated as an afterthought.”

She added: “We believe this is the first time such a debate has been proposed by anyone. We at the Ruth Institute and our friends at Life Petitions think it’s about time.”

Sign the petition here.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse or Mr. Don Feder, Communications Director of the Ruth Institute, contact info@ruthinstitute.org.

 

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