Religious Institute Gives WATERtalk on Bisexuality

As part of WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series, Marie Alford-Harkey and Rev. Debra Haffner talk about their new book, Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities. They gave a 25-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. A recording and a transcript of the conversation is also available.

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Jewish Women and Reform Say Contraception Is ‘Moral Good’

“We affirm, in accordance with each of our faith traditions, that ensuring equal access to contraceptives through insurance coverage is a moral good,” said the statement signed by 45 groups and appearing Tuesday on the website of the Religious Institute, a group that advocates for “sexual health, education and justice.”

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With Liberty and Justice for All

I hope you will join us in praying for the Supreme Court Justices to assure religious liberty for all — and that you will also hold the millions of women who want and need birth control in their health insurance coverage in your hearts.

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Religious Leaders Speak Up In Support Of Obamacare’s Birth Control Coverage

The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, the president of the Religious Institute and the primary coordinator behind the recent sign-on letter, said it’s a “myth” that people of faith don’t support family planning. “It is precisely because as faith leaders we know that life is sacred, that we believe that every woman must be able to plan her pregnancies intentionally without governmental interference and without her employer in her bedroom.

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