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 […]
In September of 2015, 44 nationally recognized religious leaders released this joint statement supporting Planned Parenthood and urging Congress to resist efforts to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood’s health centers – which serve 2.7 million people each year. Together, these Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, and Muslim leaders agreed: “As religious leaders, we urge […]
The Religious Institute partnered with Freedom to Marry to engage religious leaders on this historic case, and our joint efforts garnered nearly 2,000 signatures from religious leaders across faith traditions, geographic locations, and political opinions. The faith community boldly joined together in this historic brief. The brief also draws from the Religious Institute’s Open Letter on […]
As religious leaders, we support universal access to contraception. We believe that all persons should be free to make personal decisions about their reproductive lives, their health and the health of their families that are informed by their culture, faith tradition, religious beliefs, conscience, and community. We affirm, in accordance with each of our faith […]
This campaign was launched in 2014 in response to cases being heard at the Supreme Court. Since then, more than 12,000 people of faith have endorsed this statement. As people of faith, we stand with the Sisters as they speak out for family planning services and real religious freedom. We join them in asking the […]
Major Mainstream Religious Leaders Support White House on Contraceptive Coverage In Health Care Reform
Thirty-one major mainstream religious leaders released a statement supporting the January 20, 2012 announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that contraceptive services must be covered by most insurance policies without deductibles or co-pays, and that only purely sectarian organizations are exempt from this requirement.
Catholics for Choice, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Network, the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice, and the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing represent more than ten thousand religious leaders and tens of thousands of people of faith who believe that abortion must be safe, legal, and accessible.