Religious Institute Joins Poor People’s Campaign Launch

As we shared last month, the Religious Institute is a proud national partner of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. From May 13th to June 23rd, the Poor People’s Campaign is calling for 40 Days of Moral Action in state capitols across the country. On Monday, May 14th, Religious Institute president Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey joined religious leaders and people of faith from across the country in Washington D.C. for the launch of the 40 Days of Moral Action. She was among over one thousand people nationwide and among nearly 150 people arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol for engaging in civil disobedience. Click here to read her full account of her experience.

As an organization committed to sexual, gender, and reproductive justice, economic justice and addressing the injustices of systemic poverty is an important part of the Religious Institute’s mission. LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color, transgender, and gender non-conforming people, are more likely to live in poverty than the general population. Poverty is also directly related to one’s ability to access and afford health care, including reproductive health care, and parent one’s children in a safe and healthy environment.

During the 40 Days of Moral Action, the Religious Institute has teamed up with the National LGBTQ Task Force to create a guide to observing these forty days with a particular emphasis on LGBTQ justice and reproductive justice. This guide is designed to give you and your faith community concrete ways to be work toward LGBTQ and reproductive justice during this season of moral revival. It will continue to be updated throughout the 40 Days of Moral Action. Click here to access the weekly action guide.

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