FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, email@example.com, 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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
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.
More than 80 leaders from 20 denominations participated in the unified weekend of prayer, which was organized by the Religious Institute, an organization that advocates for reproductive health in faith communities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 CONTACT: Natalie Raps, email@example.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 […]
Unlike many conservatives, most progressives don’t believe that prayer can sway the outcome of court cases. Amicus briefs, maybe — which is why the Religious Institute got 1,300 faith leaders, myself included, to sign one it filed with the Supreme Court.
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.
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, […]
Prayers and responsive readings for the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice, observed in 2016 before the Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
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 […]