The National Marriage Week USA website brings together the many activities that organizations throughout the country, including churches and houses of worship, are doing to strengthen marriage during National Marriage Week USA, Feb. 7-14 each year.
The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers works with the U.S. bishops to implement initiatives on behalf of marriage and family life. It also has contact with many other Catholic associations and groups that promote marriage and family life.
The National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio supports research on the effects of family structure on family members and the wider society. Research topics supported by the center include religion and spirituality. The center’s website has links to other research centers, too.
Camp Quest was established in 1996 as the first residential summer camp in the U.S. aimed at children from freethinking families. Amanda Metskas is executive director.
The Universal Health Care Action Network is an education and advocacy group working to provide comprehensive health care for all Americans. Its comprehensive Web site links to other health care reform campaigns, including Faithful Reform in Health Care. Rachel DeGolia is executive director.
Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fairfield, Ohio, uses Facebook to connect with its members and lists that under the church’s ministries. The church also links to the ELCA’s Imagine Yourself social network. Timothy R. Swanson is reverend.
The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo is one of the largest mosques in the U.S. It was founded more than 75 years ago by Syrian immigrants and today serves Muslims of 20 nationalities. Contact secretary Aneesa Shaheen.
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is the repository for more than 10 million pages documenting American Jewish history. The Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion houses the collection. Gary P. Zola is executive director.
GuideStar and other groups track the performance of nonprofit groups – although the relief arms of some faith groups, if they are not separately incorporated, do not qualify.