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New HHS Division Distorts Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination, Privilege Conservative Religion
In response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” within its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Religious Institute issues the following statement condemning the new office and its distortion of the principle of religious freedom.
We are in a moment of awakening resistance. Our society is yearning for a faithful perspective that embraces sexual, gender, and reproductive justice.
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On behalf of the Religious Institute staff, we wish you Happy Holidays! May they be filled with love and justice.
In the face of constant attacks on our communities, people of faith are speaking out and taking action. A prophetic religious resistance is awakening.
Over 100 Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before Supreme Court Case
Faith Communities across U.S. gather to pray for LGBTQ justice before the Supreme Court hears the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
On December 1st-3rd, faith communities nationwide are coming together in prayer, education, and action for LGBTQ justice.
Nearly 1,300 leaders from diverse faith traditions tell the Supreme Court that religious beliefs don’t grant a license to discriminate.
We’re excited to introduce Faithful Voices, a podcast of the Religious Institute. In our inaugural episode, we speak with Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders about his book “A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth.”
Join people of faith in celebrating Spirit Day. Send in a photo and share why you call for an end to bullying, violence, and discrimination against LGBTQ people.