July 13, 2018
The Presbytery of New Castle overtures the 223rd General Assembly (2018) to approve the following resolution: 1. Celebrating the expansive embrace of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the breadth of our mission to serve a world in need, the 223rd General Assembly (2018) affirms the gifts of LGBTQ[IA]+ people for ministry and celebrates their […]
June 23, 2018
On this Item, the Social Justice Issues Committee acted as follows: Approve as Amended with Comments The Assembly Committee on Social Justice Issues feels it is necessary to create a new task force as described in Recommendation 5. in order to take immediate and decisive action. “The Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns (ACWC) recommends that […]
June 20, 2018
What is the “Domestic Gag Rule”? On Friday, June 1, the Trump Administration officially proposed a nationwide gag rule, marking a radical departure on how health care operates in the United States. This rule would make it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to […]
April 25, 2018
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have reawakened many in our society to the longstanding realities of sexual assault and harassment. Institutions of every kind are reckoning with the abuse and misconduct perpetuated within their walls. Seminaries, divinity, and rabbinical schools have and must continue to engage in these difficult conversations. You are invited to join us […]
April 12, 2018
The Religious Institute recently added two new members to the Board of Directors. Rev. Deneen Robinson, who joined the board in the fall of 2017, is the Program Director at the Afiya Center in Dallas, Texas, the only reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. In addition to her reproductive justice work, […]
February 22, 2018
About the Religious Institute: The Religious Institute is a national, multifaith organization dedicated to educating and advocating for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in faith communities and society. Position Description: The summer intern will help update and support existing Religious Institute programs, materials, and resources. The intern will learn about progressive religious advocacy for sexual, […]
January 23, 2018
We’re inviting op-eds, essays, and stories about the #MeToo movement. What does the #MeToo movement mean to you, as a person of faith?
January 22, 2018
People of faith are rising up for Roe #RiseUpforRoe, because all people deserve access to safe, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion.