News & Updates

The Religious Institute offers its prophetic moral voice to the public discourse at the intersection of religion, sexuality, gender, and reproductive health. Below you will find our most recent updates & press releases. For press inquiries or further information about the Religious Institute, please contact Drew Konow at 203-222-0055 or konow@religiousinstitute.org. Please click here to join the Religious Institute Press List.

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

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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Webinar Takes on Sexual Assault and Harassment in Graduate Theological Schools

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have reawakened many in our society to the longstanding realities of sexual assault and harassment. Institutions of every kind are reckoning with the abuse and misconduct perpetuated within their walls. Seminaries, divinity, and rabbinical schools have and must continue to engage in these difficult conversations. You are invited to join us […]

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Welcoming Rev. Deneen Robinson and Avery Belyeu to Religious Institute Board

The Religious Institute recently added two new members to the Board of Directors. Rev. Deneen Robinson, who joined the board in the fall of 2017, is the Program Director at the Afiya Center in Dallas, Texas, the only reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. In addition to her reproductive justice work, […]

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Religious Institute Seeks Religion and Social Justice Summer Intern

About the Religious Institute: The Religious Institute is a national, multifaith organization dedicated to educating and advocating for sexual, gender, and reproductive justice in faith communities and society. Position Description: The summer intern will help update and support existing Religious Institute programs, materials, and resources. The intern will learn about progressive religious advocacy for sexual, […]

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