If the Jewish community is open, welcoming, embracing, and pluralistic, we will encourage more people to identify with the Jewish people rather than fewer.
Intermarriage could contribute to the continuity of the Jewish people." Since the early 20th century, rates of Jewish intermarriage have increased.
According to the varna system, marriage is normally between two individuals of the same varna.
Ancient Hindu literature identified four varnas: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras.
Some gurdwaras allow weddings between a Sikh and a non-Sikh, but others oppose it.
In 2014, the Sikh Council in the UK developed a consistent approach towards marriages in Gurdwaras where one partner is not of Sikh origin, following a two-year consultation with Gurdwara Sahib Committees, Sikh Organisations, and individuals.
According to Indian law (where most Parsis live), only the father of the child must be a Zoroastrian for the child (or children) to be accepted into the faith.Some Christian denominations forbid interfaith marriage, citing 2 Corinthians (although 1 Corinthians allows it) and Deuteronomy 7:3 (depending on interpretation).In the Catholic Church, canon law deals with mixed marriages (a marriage between a Catholic and a baptized person outside the Church) and marriages in disparity of cult (marriage between a Catholic and an unbaptized person).Interfaith marriage, sometimes called a "mixed marriage", is marriage between spouses professing different religions.
Although interfaith marriages are most often contracted as civil marriages, in some instances they may be contracted as a religious marriage.
In ancient India, this varna system was strictly professional division based on one's profession. According to Manusmriti, partners in an inter-gotra marriage should be shunned.