Statement on the Divine Gift of Sexual and Gender Diversity

August 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 CONTACT: Drew Konow | konow@religiousinstitute.org | 203-222-0055 Statement on the Divine Gift of Sexual and Gender Diversity Religious Institute president Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey responds to Nashville Statement Bridgeport, CT—Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey released the following statement in response to the “Nashville Statement” released by a group of evangelical religious leaders […]

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Religious Institute Releases Statement Condemning White Supremacist, Racist, Anti-Semetic, Neo-Nazi Demonstrations and Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 CONTACT: Drew Konow | konow@religiousinstitute.org | 225-270-1936 Religious Institute Releases Statement Condemning White Supremacist, Racist, Anti-Semetic, Neo-Nazi Demonstrations and Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia Bridgeport, CT—The Religious Institute condemns the hatred and violence of white supremacy, racism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazi ideology displayed by protesters this weekend in Charlottesville, VA. These […]

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Religious Institute Condemns President’s Attempt to Ban Transgender People From Serving in the Military, Calls for Action

July 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter “that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Trump also called transgender service members a “distraction” and their medical care a “burden.” As […]

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Nearly 1,000 People of Faith and Religious Leaders Urge Senators to Protect Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care

July 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 CONTACT: Drew Konow | konow@religiousinstitute.org | 225-270-1936 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. […]

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Religious Institute decries murder of Charleena Lyles and acquittal of officer who murdered Philando Castile

June 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 20, 2017 Religious Institute decries murder of Charleena Lyles and acquittal of officer who murdered Philando Castile BRIDGEPORT, CT—The Religious Institute decries the murder of Charleena Lyles, a Black woman killed by a police officer, and the acquittal of the officer who murdered Philando Castile. As a faith-rooted organization committed to […]

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Religious Institute Decries Executive Order on Religious Freedom

May 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 4, 2017 Religious Institute Decries Executive Order on Religious Freedom BRIDGEPORT, CT—The Religious Institute released the following statement in response to the executive order signed today by President Donald Trump: “As an organization dedicated to sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in faith communities and society, the Religious Institute decries President Trump’s […]

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Over 100 National Faith Leaders Join Texas Clergy in Opposition to Anti-LGBTQ Bills

May 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 3, 2017 CONTACT: Tom Zigo | tom@precisionstrategies.com | 703-347-4327 More Than 100 Prominent Faith Leaders from Across the Country Join More Than 200 Texas Clergy in Urging Opposition to Series of Anti-LGBTQ Measures Rapidly Advancing in Texas Legislature Hundreds of Clergy Assert “Bathroom Bills” like HB 2899 and Cluster of Religious Refusal Bills […]

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150+ Faith Communities to Participate in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

March 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 24, 2017 Angela Dallara | angela@freedomforallamericans.org | 646.430.3925 150+ Faith Communities to Participate in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice Sermons, services, and prayers in support of transgender justice will take place across the country ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility WASHINGTON — This weekend, religious leaders, clergy, and people of faith from more than 150 congregations in more than 35 states will participate […]

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Nearly 2000 Clergy, Faith Leaders Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Transgender Protections

March 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2017 Angela Dallara | angela@freedomforallamericans.org | 646.430.3925 Nearly 2000 Clergy, Faith Leaders Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Transgender Protections WASHINGTON – Today more than 1,800 clergy and religious leaders signed a friend-of-the-court brief in Gloucester County School Board v. GG, the first-ever case on transgender rights to go before […]

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Religious Institute Releases Statement from People of Faith in Support of Planned Parenthood

March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 Religious Institute Releases Statement from People of Faith in Support of Planned Parenthood Statement urges Congress to abandon attempts to deny funds for Planned Parenthood, calls for access to health care, lifts up values of love of neighbor and care for the vulnerable. March 1, 2017—Today, people […]

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