How can we approach lawmakers about international maternal health and family planning? One way to influence elected representatives is by having members of the social action/social justice committee join an advocacy organization’s action center. Many of the organizations listed have action centers that provide form letters and will help congregants directly contact representatives. Links to […]
Theological Frameworks Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Justice. Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Abortion as a Moral Decision Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Family Planning Online Resources on Family Planning Expanding Family Planning Options through Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations (Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, 2006). Highlights the […]
More Than 1000 Diverse Religious Leaders Support Birth Control Religious Institute Applauds Proposed Rule on Family Planning Access for All Women February 6, 2013—More than 1000 religious leaders from across the theological spectrum have joined together to support safe, affordable, accessible, and comprehensive family planning services. They demonstrated their support by endorsing the new Open […]
September 13, 2012—Today, thirty-eight national religious leaders from across the theological spectrum have joined together in urging universal access to safe, affordable, accessible, and comprehensive family planning services, including increased U.S. support for domestic and global programs. Participating faith leaders include 7 current and former presidents of national denominations including the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black […]
There is nothing new about religious organizations supporting the provision of contraception and women’s moral agency to decide when, whether, and if to use birth control. More than 20 denominations have policies affirming birth control, passed as early as 1959.
Major Mainstream Religious Leaders Support White House on Contraceptive Coverage In Health Care Reform
Thirty-one major mainstream religious leaders released a statement supporting the January 20, 2012 announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that contraceptive services must be covered by most insurance policies without deductibles or co-pays, and that only purely sectarian organizations are exempt from this requirement.
Catholics for Choice, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Network, the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice, and the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing represent more than ten thousand religious leaders and tens of thousands of people of faith who believe that abortion must be safe, legal, and accessible.
Sexual and reproductive health organizations can benefit from collaborative relationships with clergy and faith communities. This booklet provides instructions useful to any secular advocacy organization on how to engage faith communities in the work of sexual health, education and justice.