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Faith and Sexuality News

A Call to Action in Response to Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow,, 203-222-0055 July 7, 2016—Religious Institute president Marie Alford-Harkey released the following statement in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “Today we awoke to the news of
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Religious Institute Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow,, 203-222-0055 June 27, 2016—This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, ruling that the restrictions in Texas’ HB2 law place an undue burden on
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