Religion: Interfaith Marriages

"Don't marry out of your Church, or you'll regret it all your life." So all Roman Catholic priests and many Protestant ministers warn their flocks. But most young people in love believe that love will conquer everything—including church dogma, ritual and customs.

To find out what actually happens in marriages between people of different faiths, Sociology Professor Murray H. Leiffer of the Methodist Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Ill. conducted a survey in a "middleclass, densely occupied community in a large American city." His findings, published in the Christian Century, make a more...

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