An Essay Describing Current Societal Stigmas in Interfaith Relationships/Marriages
Gabriella Castaneda, Fall 2015
In this essay I am describing personal and non-personal observations of current stigmas with interfaith relationships and marriages. The essay includes in depth personal look of my experience with an interfaith relationship. I am a girl practicing the Catholic faith dating a guy who practices the Jewish faith. I mention how our families reacted to the news that our relationship was interfaith. I also compared how the generation of our grandparents differed from that of our parents, and then how our generation though of interfaith relationships and marriages. It also includes observations I have made from reading and using other research articles that relate to interfaith relationships and how the participants that were tested in that article see interfaith relationships. It goes more into detail about how the participants think they will react if their children were to be involved in an interfaith relationships as well as what their parents point of view were. It basically proves that the more generations to come will be more accepting of other relationships compared to generations from the past like our parents and grandparent age and so on. This is a great article to think about how society is constantly changing, in a way becoming more accepting of others while some other religions may not be so flexible with the idea of interfaith relationships and marriages. I predicted that soon enough in the future interfaith stigmas will no longer exists and everyone in society will be a lot more accepting of other religions.