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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My Transgender Daughter is a Beloved Child of God

March 1, 2017 • Medium

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 […]

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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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Religiones Contra Trump

February 2, 2017 • Iglesia y Sociedad

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.

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Religious Institute Condemns Executive Orders on Refugees, Immigration, and Border Policies; Calls People of Faith to Action

January 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 January 30, 2017—On Wednesday, January 25, the president of the United States signed 2 executive orders on immigration and border policies. The orders call for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, adding 5,000 border patrol agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers […]

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“We won’t back down” – Last chance to donate in 2016

December 30, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I’m writing one last time to ask you to make a donation in support of the Religious Institute. In the face of challenge after challenge, we fought back in 2016. We’re ready to keep fighting for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in 2017, and we won’t back down. We want you […]

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Unpacking the Religious Institute’s Panel at AAR

December 21, 2016

Kentina Washington, Director of Programs for Reproductive Justice and Sexuality Education, shared the following reflection in the December Edition of “Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary,” the Religious Institute’s newsletter on gender, sexuality, and graduate theological education. Click here to subscribe to Sexuality. Dear readers, I can hardly believe 2016 is coming to a close! Undoubtedly, […]

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We’re ready to keep fighting

December 21, 2016

In the coming year, your support will be crucial. We are likely to face challenges to sexual, reproductive, and LGBTQ rights from every angle imaginable—from federal and state governments, from those who claim the mantle of religion, and even from our neighbors. Like you, I am worried about these threats. But I know that we are strong, and […]

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Resistance and Resilience

November 21, 2016 • RevGalBlogPals

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.

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Grief, Commitment, and Justice After the 2016 Election

November 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 November 9, 2016 This morning, many of us woke up to a reality we never imagined. This grueling campaign season has ended, and it has ended with President-Elect Trump. This does not embody the moral vision so many faith leaders stood up to articulate. This election season […]

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