Research Confirms That Abstinence-Only Education Hurts Kids

“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 […]

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Pastoral is Political: Queer and Holy

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!”

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Hundreds of Prominent Faith Leaders Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Measures Advancing in Texas Legislature

“The call for opposition was made via a letter coordinated by the Religious Institute and signed by more than 100 national religious leaders from across the country, and hand-delivered to legislative offices today with another letter signed by more than 200 Texas-based faith leaders. Texas clergy also gathered outside of the House chamber to pray and to take their message opposing discrimination directly to legislators.”

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People of Faith Are Increasingly Vocal Supporters of Transgender Justice

Communities of faith are not yet as universally inclusive as they should be pursuant to their own teachings about human dignity, love, and protection for the vulnerable. But there is hope in increasingly affirming denominations, and people of faith are becoming more and more vocal in support of transgender justice. Events such as the National Weekend of […]

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