We interview emerging scholar of African American religious history Ahmad Greene-Hayes for our Seminary Spotlight.
Kentina and Naomi Washington Leapheart talk about what it means to be revolutionary mothers on Mother’s Day and the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign’s 40 Days of Moral Action.
Religion scholar and Black queer ethicist Nikki Young speaks with the Religious Institute for our “Seminary Spotlight” interview series.
Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey writes for RevGalBlogPals about her experience watching Jesus Christ Superstar live.
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.
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 […]