Religious Institute Calls People of Faith to Action on Domestic Gag Rule

June 20, 2018

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 […]

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People of Faith Rise Up for Roe

January 22, 2018

People of faith are rising up for Roe #RiseUpforRoe, because all people deserve access to safe, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion.

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Religious Leaders Gather to Bless Texas Abortion Clinic

November 9, 2017 • Texas Observer

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.

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Religious Institute Responds to Rollback of Contraceptive Coverage

October 6, 2017

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 […]

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Social Action Resources Related to Reproductive Justice

September 4, 2017

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 […]

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Revised Common Lectionary Suggestions

September 4, 2017

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 […]

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Lectionary Readings Motherhood & Maternal Mortality

September 4, 2017

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 […]

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