Religious Institute responds to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. “As long as discrimination persists, our struggle continues.”
What is the “Domestic Gag Rule”? On Friday, June 1, the Trump Administration officially proposed a nationwide gag rule, marking a radical departure on how health care operates in the United States. This rule would make it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to […]
We’re inviting op-eds, essays, and stories about the #MeToo movement. What does the #MeToo movement mean to you, as a person of faith?
People of faith are rising up for Roe #RiseUpforRoe, because all people deserve access to safe, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion.
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.
Amid pending litigation over anti-abortion laws, Kentina Washington-Leapheart helped lead a clinic blessing at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. Local clergy sang songs, blessed the hands of staff, and prayed over the clinic.
The Religious Institute issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to allow employers broad exemptions to the requirement to cover birth control without co-pay in their insurance plans. Today, the Trump Administration issued a rule that would allow employers to refuse to cover contraception in their health insurance plan based on a “sincere […]
See all Social Action Resources related to Reproductive Justice: Return to Reproductive Justice Page Return to Educational Resources Take Brave Action: Participate in the United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action For 40 years, politicians have used the Hyde Amendment, which denies coverage for abortion for those insured through Medicaid, to interfere in women’s health […]
Read the Religious Institute’s brief interpretations of these texts by clicking the Lectionary title. Proper 20A – Matthew 20:1-16 Proper 21A – Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Phillipians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 Proper 23A – Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Proper 24A – Psalm 96; Psalm 99 Proper 25A – Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Matthew 22:34-46 Proper 26A – Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 Proper 27A […]
The following texts from the Revised Common Lectionary relate to the themes of motherhood, maternal mortality and family. They are provided as a guide to choosing dates and texts for observing a Rachel Sabbath in a Christian congregation. Year C Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 62:1-5 The justification of Zion (Love and the Divine) Third […]