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Religious Education Resources on Transgender Justice

Religious education resources developed for the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice, including fact sheets, videos, articles, and curricula.

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Facts on the Religious Export of LGBTQ Prejudice

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Religious Export of LGBTQ Prejudice Religion has been a primary medium for cultivating anti-LGBTQ prejudice among African people, especially people of faith. Below is a brief synopsis of the ways religion is being used against the rights, health, and security of LGBTQ Africans. The Gilead Sabbath Initiative as well as the education, prayer, and […]

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Fact Sheet – Gilead Sabbath

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Fact Sheet for Faith Communities This fact sheet gives a broad sense of the realities of LGBTQ people in African countries. We encourage you to share it with your community and to engage in dialogue around the issues it presents. Click here for a PDF version of this fact sheet. ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS IN […]

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Facts on Global Maternal Health and International Family Planning

Maternal Mortality Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth—approximately 343,000 women every year.1 Six developing countries alone count for over half of the maternal deaths in 2008—Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Twenty-one countries accounted for nearly 80% of maternal deaths in […]

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Helms & Hyde Amendments Fact Sheet

The Helms and Hyde amendments prohibit U.S. federal aid from funding abortions both internationally and nationally, and by doing so create an economic injustice for low-income women. Here, you can learn more about these amendments and the importance of comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion services. In the developing world, 40% of all pregnancies are unintended.[i] […]

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People of Faith Support Sexuality Education

Americans overwhelmingly favor responsible and comprehensive sexuality education that includes accurate information about abstinence and contraception, including:Lake, Snell, Perry and Associates, National Survey on Religion and Choice (Washington, D.C.: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, 2000). 76% of those who identify as Protestants 85% of those who identify as Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran, or United Church of […]

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Sexuality and Gender Identity Definitions

Used correctly, the language describing sexual and gender diversity can prevent miscommunication, misperceptions, stereotypes and discrimination. Terminology around sexual orientation and gender identity changes frequently, as language evolves. It is always best to check more than one source for terminology. These definitions are adapted from Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities (Religious Institute, 2014), the National […]

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People of Faith Support Sexuality Education

Americans overwhelmingly favor responsible and comprehensive sexuality education that includes accurate information about abstinence and contraception, including:Lake, Snell, Perry and Associates, National Survey on Religion and Choice (Washington, D.C.: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, 2000). 76% of those who identify as Protestants 85% of those who identify as Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran, or United Church of […]

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Sexuality, Youth, and Education in Faith Communities

Religious teens are less likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors: 31% of teens who are involved in faith communities have had sexual intercourse, versus 46% of all teens in the U.S. Clapp, Steve, Kristen Leverton Helbert, and Angela Zizak, Faith Matters: Teenagers, Religion, and Sexuality, (Fort Wayne: LifeQuest, 2003), 37. “Facts on American Teens’ Sexual […]

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Religious Support for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Public Schools

Religious Traditions With Policies Supporting Sexuality Education in Schools American Baptist Church, USA Church of the Brethren Episcopal Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Metropolitan Community Churches National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Reformed Church in America Union for Reform Judaism Unitarian Universalist Association United Church […]

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