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 to rescue persons from such acts (Proverbs 6:16–17; 24:11–12); and WHEREAS, In The Baptist Faith & Message and in many […]

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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 power to determine when and even whether new individuals will be born. Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human […]

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Reproductive Justice: 2015 Statement of Conscience

Sexuality Education in Public Schools
1994 Resolution of Immediate of Witness

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the value of loving relationships—heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender; and

WHEREAS youth are increasingly exposed to and victimized by rape and incest, unplanned pregnancy, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment;

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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 of life and He alone numbers our days, from the moment of conception until natural death (Job 14:5–7; Psalm 39:4); […]

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Parashot Preaching Resources

Read the Religious Institute’s brief interpretations of these texts by clicking the Parashah title.   Ki Teitzei – Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Ki Tavo – Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 B’reishit – Genesis 1:1-6:8 Lech L’cha & Vayeira – Genesis 12:1-17:7, Genesis 18:1-22:24 Vayetzei – Genesis 28:10-32:3 Vayeishev – Genesis 37:1-40:23 Sh’mot – Exodus 1:1-6:1 Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1-24:18 K’doshim – […]

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Resources for Religious Education and Sermon Preparation

Facts on Global Maternal Health Facts on the Helms & Hyde Amendment Rachel Sabbath Library (Books and Online Resources) Stories from the Field Fighting for Mothers in Sudan, March 2012 article in Reject Apathy Magazine   For more information, please email info@religiousinstitute.org.

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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 for all types of brokenness, Therefore, be it resolved that the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church urge […]

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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, and all living things (Genesis 1:1,11,21,25). Humans are the highest form of God’s creative activity, and He is intentional in […]

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Resolution On Sanctity Of Human Life, June 1991

WHEREAS, 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 human life by adopting numerous pro-life resolutions at the national, state, and local levels; and

WHEREAS, Approximately 1.6 million unborn babies are killed each year in America as a result of the 1973 decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade; and

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

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, The federal government for over two decades has denied the sanctity of life by court decision, congressional law, and executive order in violation of the constitutional affirmation of the inalienable, God?given right to life; Now, therefore,

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