Dear FamilyScholars readers:
In the constantly changing digital age, the FamilyScholars blog has had a relatively long life. Launched in 2003, it hosted a lively discourse until a brief hiatus in 2008, then re-launched in 2010 and has been active ever since. Over the years, dozens of FamilyScholars bloggers have written powerful posts, engaged one another’s ideas, and made friendships or found worthy debating partners in the comments section—in fact, more than a few of our bloggers originally began as commenters at the site. As editor since 2010, I personally have enormously appreciated the variety and depth of relationships I have formed because of this blog.
So it is with some sadness, but also with bright confidence about new possibilities, that I share with you today that the FamilyScholars blog will again go on hiatus. We simply don’t have the staff right now to maintain the blog and the comments section at a high level of excellence. And, more importantly, we want to broaden our outreach on the full range of civil society topics that the Institute engages in the U.S. and the world. (See www.americanvalues.org to learn a lot more.) The new publication, with a new editor, will launch soon. Please do sign up to be alerted about it and share the news with others.
For now, I want to offer gratitude: To all of our FamilyScholars bloggers for the extraordinary, volunteer contributions they have made over the years; to our wonderful Institute for American Values staff who have made this blog technically possible; and, most especially, to our readers who engaged our ideas, kept us sharp, and shared our posts with their friends around the world.