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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, October 29th, Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), will unveil a new online encyclopedia of social science, MARRIpedia, at a plenary session at the World Congress of Families meeting in Utah. MARRIpedia is composed of articles on all matters related to family, marriage, religion and sexuality. This new resource synthesizes and translates the work of myriad social scientists into concise, issue-specific entries that are intelligible to the researcher, student, and lay reader. As research continues to emerge on the intricate relationships of family and religion within society, MARRIpedia will consolidate that research in pertinent entries on an ongoing basis.
Commenting on the unveiling of MARRIpedia, Fagan said:
“The release of MARRIpedia is the culmination of many years of work compiling and analyzing research by some of the world’s most respected social scientists. MARRIpedia, a collation of their work, especially on marriage, family and religion, illustrates God’s pattern for human relationships and behavior.
“MARRIpedia is an important resource for any student, parent, policy maker, reporter, or blogger who wants to become an informed and proactive player in improving society. It is a great joy to present this resource to the families of the world,” Fagan commented.
MARRIpedia can be found by accessing: http://marripedia.org
FRC will be hosting a lecture formally unveiling MARRIpedia on November 18th at 12 noon EST.
For more information on the World Congress of Families, please visit: http://wcf9.org
FRC’s Senior Fellow Cathy Ruse will also be speaking at the World Congress of Families while FRC Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg and MARRI Associate Editor Christina Hadford will be attending.