On Defunding And Investigating Planned Parenthood

June 14, 2017

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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May 20, 2016

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

July 14, 2015

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

June 17, 2015

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

October 10, 2014

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

August 27, 2014

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

May 10, 2012

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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Resolution On Sanctity Of Human Life, June 1991

August 3, 2010

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

August 3, 2010

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

August 3, 2010

WHEREAS, 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; and

WHEREAS, Most Southern Baptist church members are firmly opposed to the aforementioned Supreme Court decision, understanding that that which is legal in this case is not moral; and

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