Center defends the natural family as the source of social order and the
guarantor of liberty. The Center affirms those cultural and economic
patterns which sustain healthy home life while exposing contemporary
threats to family integrity.
In an age where the natural family
has been attacked by certain ideologues as oppressive and antiquated and
redefined by others to embrace deviant styles of life, The
Family in America Studies Center proceeds from a firm
definition of family. more...
Center surveys contemporary society with a focus on the spiritual
motivations and dimensions of current events. It celebrates and explains
to a wider audience the deep and abiding faith that drives the thoughts
and actions of millions of Americans, and identifies and analyzes those
pressures which undermine such faith. The Center works to build
understanding between believers from different denominations in areas such
as sexual morality, bioethics, and family life, where basic agreement on
behavioral norms is both possible and desirable. It also brings
theological and philosophical rigor to ethical and civic debate in
America, reminding citizens that theirs is a nation founded "under
God," and that their liberties rest on this moral foundation. more...