On Saturday, August 27, 2016, Religious Institute president and CEO Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey was ordained as a pastor in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC). The Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Moderator of the UFMCC, performed the Rite of Ordination. The Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner, President Emerita of the Religious Institute, spoke […]
Announcing “Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary”: Our Newsletter on Gender, Sexuality, and Graduate Theological Education
Sign up today to receive “Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary,” the Religious Institute’s newsletter on gender, sexuality, and graduate theological education. This month, the Religious Institute is releasing the first edition of “Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary,” our newsletter on gender, sexuality, and graduate theological education. The newsletter will share Religious Institute […]
In response to the event, Religious Institute president and CEO Marie Alford-Harkey penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post called “Rediscovering God in Our LGBTQ Siblings.” She makes the case for why, as people of faith, we must hold those with power accountable for their words and actions while working to create a just world.
The Religious Institute is delighted to welcome Kentina Washington, M.Div. as our new Program Director for Reproductive Justice and Sexuality Education! Kentina has a love for justice and education and extensive experience in pastoral care and chaplaincy. She is passionate about helping communities of faith be thoughtful, courageous, and responsible in the care of their […]
“I’m so excited to be in my first week as president and CEO of the Religious Institute. As we begin this journey together, I’d like to share with you some of what has led me to this point in my ministry and how I hope to approach the vital work of leading the Religious Institute.”
The Religious Institute is no longer accepting applications for this position. The Religious Institute is hiring! We’re looking for a program director. This is a full time position that is location flexible. It involves 25%-35% travel. Salary $45,000- $55,000 Summary The Religious Institute is seeking a program director to join its staff, beginning in May […]
Join the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice: February 26-28. On Wednesday, March 2nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the most important abortion case in more than two decades. This case has the potential to make it even more difficult for many in our communities to access safe, legal, […]
Thank you for your support of the Religious Institute in 2015. View our end of year video to see how you helped us make a difference. You can help us continue to work for sexual justice in faith communities and society with a year-end donation. Thank you!
The staff of the Religious Institute wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year. Our offices will close on December 24, 2015, and will re-open on January 4, 2016.
In the wake of the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and to all who are affected by this act of violence. The Religious Institute renews its commitment to stand with Planned Parenthood and with all women’s healthcare providers. As people of faith, we […]