Religious Institute responds to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. “As long as discrimination persists, our struggle continues.”
Muslim Prayer In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful, the One who created us as a diverse people in diverse communities. You teach us that diversity is a blessing and invite us to come to know one another. Help us to embody your teachings in our lives and our community. Guide and strengthen […]
Below are a collection of primary sources that can be used as a basis for conversation in an adult religious education class. Below each primary source, there are questions for group discussion. “The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case: What You Need to Know”, ACLU This video, prepared by the American Civil Liberties Union (the entity representing the […]
We are grateful for the gift of our lives and the gift of other people in our lives. R/. Each of us is created with dignity and worth. We are called to love one another and to do nothing to others that we would find hateful to ourselves. R/. We honor the many ways that […]
New HHS Division Distorts Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination, Privilege Conservative Religion
In response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” within its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Religious Institute issues the following statement condemning the new office and its distortion of the principle of religious freedom.
Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey writes an op-ed on why she and hundreds of religious leaders are taking action around the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, seeking justice and countering the voices of those who would misuse religion to advocate for discrimination.
Over 100 Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before Supreme Court Case
Faith Communities across U.S. gather to pray for LGBTQ justice before the Supreme Court hears the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
Rev Marie Alford-Harkey writes on the connection between Advent and the National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice. “Creating a more just society means proclaiming that God’s reign on earth includes justice and civil rights for LGBTQ people.”
On December 1st-3rd, faith communities nationwide are coming together in prayer, education, and action for LGBTQ justice.
(List in formation) Educational Resources from the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice Religious Institute Resources Center Institute for Welcoming Resources Return to National Weekend of Prayer Home Page