About L & T
Love & Tradition is devoted to shedding new light on intermarriage in America. Scores of people living in this nation of immigrants fall in love with someone of a different religion or ethnic heritage and form long-lasting partnerships. By delving deeply into the dynamics of interfaith and interethnic relationships it is possible to determine the ways in which men’s and women’s roles have a significant influence on the preservation and transformation of religious observance and ethnic celebration. Love & Tradition symbolizes this union between matters of the heart and matters of family, community, religious and ethnic continuity. Ideas about gender roles infuse our decision-making and actions, our relationships with romantic partners, and how we perpetuate what is most important to us. The goal of Love & Tradition is to share research about intermarriage in ways that inspire hope so that intermarriages may be seen as opportunities for positive change. Keren R. McGinity, Ph.D., is the Founding Director.