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 (United Church of Christ), the Rev. Wes Granberg-Michaelson (Reformed Church in America), and Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins (Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)); 6 seminary presidents including Dr. Philip A. Amerson (Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary), the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary), and The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale (Episcopal Divinity School); 13 heads of national religious organizations, including the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (Dr. Richard Cizik), Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (Rev. Harry Knox), and Catholics for Choice (Jon O’Brien); and prominent theologians from diverse perspectives including the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo, the Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield, and Dr. Mary Hunt.
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