A Call to Action in Response to Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 July 7, 2016—Religious Institute president Marie Alford-Harkey released the following statement in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “Today we awoke to the news of another police officer shooting and killing a black man. As an organization committed to seeking the ideal of wholeness for […]

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Religious Institute Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 June 27, 2016—This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, ruling that the restrictions in Texas’ HB2 law place an undue burden on abortion access and violate the U.S. Constitution. Commenting on the decision, Religious Institute president Marie […]

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In Advance of Supreme Court Arguments, Faith Communities Urge Justices to Protect Abortion Access

Because people of faith care about access to abortion, and recognize that women of color, immigrant women, young people, and individuals struggling to make ends meet are most harmed by barriers like those challenged in the US Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, several faith organizations participated in a National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice, and will rally this week to protect abortion access.

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National Weekend of Prayer in Support of Abortion Access Draws More Than 80 Religious Congregations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 CONTACT: Natalie Raps, nraps@skdknick.com National Weekend of Prayer in Support of Abortion Access Draws More Than 80 Religious Congregations 10,000 People Across Multiple Faiths to Participate in Prayer Days before Supreme Court Reviews Texas Clinic Shutdown Law WASHINGTON, DC – Just days before the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in […]

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The Moral Case for Access to Abortion

Last month I joined more than 1,200 individual religious leaders and pastoral counselors in signing a friend of the court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Texas state law designed to cut off women’s access to abortion by forcing clinics to close.

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National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice

Join the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice: February 26-28. On Wednesday, March 2nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the most important abortion case in more than two decades. This case has the potential to make it even more difficult for many in our communities to access safe, legal, […]

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Nearly 1,300 Religious Leaders Sign Historic Brief Urging Supreme Court to Preserve a Woman’s Right to Abortion

(Westport, Connecticut) — Yesterday, 17 religious organizations and almost 1300 religious leaders submitted a faith-based amicus brief in the Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. This case challenges parts of Texas’s clinic shutdown law, known as H.B. 2, which imposes medically unnecessary, burdensome requirements on abortion providers and clinics. The Religious Institute and Just […]

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