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.
Nearly 1,300 leaders from diverse faith traditions tell the Supreme Court that religious beliefs don’t grant a license to discriminate.
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.
We’re excited to introduce Faithful Voices, a podcast of the Religious Institute. In our inaugural episode, we speak with Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders about his book “A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth.”
Join people of faith in celebrating Spirit Day. Send in a photo and share why you call for an end to bullying, violence, and discrimination against LGBTQ people.
The Religious Institute issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to allow employers broad exemptions to the requirement to cover birth control without co-pay in their insurance plans. Today, the Trump Administration issued a rule that would allow employers to refuse to cover contraception in their health insurance plan based on a “sincere […]
Typically, summer is a time when things slow down in our offices. With some faith communities on hiatus and many religious leaders taking vacation, the pace of our work calms for a few weeks. This summer was quite different. With a full-throated attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and numerous opportunities for religious resistance, […]
We’re happy to announce that, as of today, the Religious Institute has a brand new website and logo. Our team has been working on this project for many months, and we’re excited to share the results! As we approached both of these projects, we wanted to honor the Religious Institute’s history. In our logo, where there […]