The Denominational Statements Database collects the most up-to-date information about the official positions of all major U.S. religious denominations on sexuality-related issues. We hope clergy, theologians, seminarians, religious educators, congregational committees, journalists, and people of faith will find this resource useful as a tool for discernment, research, and programming.

Each entry consists of the full text (or excerpt) of a denomination’s position on a particular issue and, in some cases,a link to the original source.

This Denominational Statement Database is continually evolving, and  new statements are added regularly. We encourage you to notify us of any denominational statements that have not yet been updated or included. This database is for informational purposes only. All content remains copyright of the denomination by which it was written.

How to use the Denominational Statements search:

  • The two dropdown menus are interactive. The first corresponds to denominations and the second to issues. By default, every denominational statement is displayed below.
  • If you are looking for a specific denomination’s position(s) on a specific issue, make a selection in both menus.
  • To see all statements from one particular denomination, make a selection only in the first menu.
  • To see all statements on a particular issue, make a selection only in the second menu.
  • Because of differences in theology and polity, many denominations do not have official policies on every issue included here.

We encourage you to notify us of any relevant denominational statements that have not yet been included. Also, if you are a member of a denomination which has recently changed or updated its policy, please let us know.

Denomination

Issue

On Defunding And Investigating Planned Parenthood

WHEREAS, Scripture clearly affirms the sanctity of human life throughout all stages of development (Psalm 139:13–16); and WHEREAS, God abhors the shedding of innocent blood and requires His people to do all in their power…

Abortion

The beginning of life and the ending of life are the God-given boundaries of human existence. While individuals have always had some degree of control over when they would die, they now have the awesome…

Reproductive Justice: 2015 Statement of Conscience

Reproductive Justice 2015 Statement of Conscience As Unitarian Universalists, we embrace the reproductive justice framework, which espouses the human right to have children, not to have children, to parent the children one has in healthy…

On The Sanctity Of Human Life

WHEREAS, Biblical revelation clearly and consistently affirms that human life is formed by God in His image and is therefore worthy of honor and dignity (Genesis 1:27; 9:6); and WHEREAS, God alone is the Author…

Ministry to Those Who Have Experienced an Abortion

WHEREAS, we recognize that there is a legal right to an abortion in many countries, we also recognize that some regret that event later in life, WHEREAS, the church should be about offering healing ministries…

Sanctity Of Human Life: Abortion And Reproductive Issues

(ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL PRESBYTERY IN SESSION AUGUST 9-11, 2010) The Assemblies of God bases its understanding of the nature of human beings on the Bible, which reveals that God created the universe, the world,…

Resolution On Sanctity Of Human Life, June 1991

View statement onlineWHEREAS, The Bible teaches that God holds human life to be sacred and created human beings in His own image; and WHEREAS, Southern Baptists have historically affirmed biblical teaching regarding the sanctity of…

Resolution Requesting All Political Parties To Include A Pro-Life Actions Platform, June 1996

View statement online WHEREAS, The sanctity of human life is of primary importance to God and should be to humans; and WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention has expressed this principle over the years; and WHEREAS,…

Resolution On Pro-Life Actions Of Sbc Agencies, June 1988

View statement onlineWHEREAS, Abortion on demand was legalized by the United States Supreme Court on January 22, 1973; and WHEREAS, Over 22 million innocent unborn American children have died by legalized abortion since that date;…

Resolution On Abortion, June 1971

View statement onlineWHEREAS, Christians in the American society today are faced with difficult decisions about abortion; and WHEREAS, Some advocate that there be no abortion legislation, thus making the decision a purely private matter between…