Transgender people, like all other people, are human beings, created in the image of God, deserving of dignity and justice because of who they are, not in spite of it.
Repealing the ACA and defunding Planned Parenthood would be catastrophic to millions of people, disproportionately affecting poor people, people of color, and LGBTQ people.
A number of US Jewish and Muslim faith leaders have joined a legal brief defending anti-discrimination protections for transgender kids. A total of 1800 faith leaders and a string of religious groups joined the brief, including from both Muslim and conservative Jewish groups. Their brief attacks any ‘religious freedom’ justification for allowing discrimination.
More than 1,800 religious leaders threw their support behind a transgender student’s Supreme Court case on Thursday. They argue that equal treatment for transgender individuals, like Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, does not threaten religious liberty. It’s about “fundamental human dignity,” they say. The Religious helped organize the brief submitted by religious leaders in this case.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings are the lead signers on an amicus brief filed March 2 by 1,800 clergy and religious leaders in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving transgender-bathroom use policies. The brief was organized by the Religious Institute with Freedom for All Americans and […]
Jamie Bruesehoff speaks from her faith about raising a transgender daughter and why her family is among the people of faith supporting Gavin Grimm. She writes, “God does not love our daughter in spite of her gender identity. God did not put her in the wrong body. This is who she has always been, who […]
As a faith-based organization, we work on issues related to sexuality, gender and reproductive justice, we deplore these hateful and intolerant actions that have been directed disproportionately against people based on the different color of the skin.
That grief I was experiencing over the death of Steven most certainly intensified the grief I felt on Wednesday morning after the election. If he were still alive, Steven would be less safe than he had been the day before, and perhaps even less safe than he was as a teenager.
Sexuality has become a central issue in this election. As a pastor and faith leader, I believe that people of faith must work toward sexual health and justice in faith communities and in society. Silence in the face of injustice is simply not an option — especially during an election.
Religious Institute director Marie Alford-Harkey responds to Rev. Franklin Graham’s speech.