Press Releases

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 press releases. For press inquiries or further information about the Religious Institute, please contact our staff at 203-222-0055 or Please click here to join the Religious Institute Press List.

2019 Press Releases

2018 Press Releases

2017 Press Releases

Religious Institute Condemns Executive Orders on Refugees, Immigration, and Border Policies; Calls People of Faith to Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow,, 203-222-0055 January 30, 2017—On Wednesday, January 25, the president of the United States signed 2 executive orders on immigration and border policies. The orders call for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, adding 5,000 border patrol agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers […]

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2016 Press Releases

Marie Alford-Harkey Selected as Next President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 8, 2016 CONTACT: Religious Institute: (203) 222-0055, Religious Institute Board of Directors Proudly Names New President and CEO Marie Alford-Harkey brings years of experience, wealth of knowledge, strong relationships and a strong vision for the organization’s future Westport, CT — The Board of Directors of the Religious Institute is pleased […]

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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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