Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey writes an op-ed on why she and hundreds of religious leaders are taking action around the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, seeking justice and countering the voices of those who would misuse religion to advocate for discrimination.
Rev Marie Alford-Harkey writes on the connection between Advent and the National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice. “Creating a more just society means proclaiming that God’s reign on earth includes justice and civil rights for LGBTQ people.”
Amid pending litigation over anti-abortion laws, Kentina Washington-Leapheart helped lead a clinic blessing at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. Local clergy sang songs, blessed the hands of staff, and prayed over the clinic.
Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, president of the Religious Institute, joins State of Belief Radio to discuss how sexual harassment and assault play out in a religious context.
One Supreme Court case will soon be hearing arguments about whether anti-LGBTQ discrimination is allowable under the guise of religious freedom, and over 1000 faith leaders have come out to show how this argument is incredibly harmful and misguided.
Major religious groups, as well as nearly 1,300 individual Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders, signed on to briefs filed Monday with the Supreme Court, arguing that religious business owners should be required to serve same-sex couples. In this piece, Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey shares why faith communities are engaged with this case.
“Not only are abstinence-only-until-marriage sexuality education programs ineffective, as this research shows, but they also violate the religious value of honesty, the moral agency of young people, and the dignity of worth of all people,” said Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey. “These programs do a disservice to our communities by propping up one narrow religious view of […]
Nearly 1,000 People of Faith and Religious Leaders Urge Senators to Protect Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care
Hundreds of People of Faith Express Support for ACA, Medicaid Expansion, and Planned Parenthood; Hand Deliver Statement to Key Legislative Leaders as Clergy Gather at U.S. Capitol for Prayer and Public Witness
Kentina Washington-Leapheart participated in a roundtable discussion at Christiana Care about LGBTQ Pride Month. Kentina Washington-Leapheart noted that individuals are multifaceted beyond their sexuality. “I’m not just an LGBTQ person. I am a woman of color, a mother, a minister,” she said. “I am not going to debate my humanity. I am human. I exist.”
The protest signs were blunt and without corporate logos. It was it was exactly the kind of worship I needed, and I turned to my friend with eyes brimming and said, “April and I are doing this next year!”