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 impos
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A Year of Sexual Justice

Thank you for your support of the Religious Institute in 2015.  View our end of year video to see how you helped us make a difference. You can help us continue to work for sexual justice in faith communities and society with a year-end donation. Thank you!
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Religious Institute Holiday Greetings

The staff of the Religious Institute wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year. Our offices will close on December 24, 2015, and will re-open on January 4, 2016. 
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Statement on Shooting at Planned Parenthood, Colorado Springs

In the wake of the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and to all who are affected by this act of violence. The Religious Institute renews its commitment to stand with Planned Parenthood and with all women’s hea
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New Report Calls on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice Movement to Embrace Religion

October 20, 2015 – New York, NY The Religious Institute calls on secular leaders to bridge the “morality/legality divide.” Renewing the engagement of religious leaders and people of faith is essential to the progress and long-term success of the sexual and reproductive health and just
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Religious Institute Seeks Next President/CEO

October 1, 2015 — The Board of Directors of the Religious Institute has announced the search for its next President and CEO.  A detailed job description is posted at below.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to ReligInstitResumes@gmail.com by October 23, 2015. JOB DESCRIP
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45 National Religious Leaders Stand With Planned Parenthood

September 28, 2015—Today, 45 nationally recognized religious leaders released a joint statement supporting Planned Parenthood and urging Congress to resist efforts to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood’s health centers – which serve 2.7 million people each year. Together, thes
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Celebrate Bisexuality Awareness Day

The Religious Institute invites you to join us in celebrating Bisexuality Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 23. In celebration, attend a free webinar on bisexuality and take advantage of discounts on our guidebook Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities. For
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Reproductive Justice: 2015 Statement of Conscience

Sexuality Education in Public Schools 1994 Resolution of Immediate of Witness BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the value of loving relationships—heterosexual, gay, lesb
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Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities

On Wednesday at 10:30 am EDT, the Religious Institute hosts a conference call to release our new guidebook on bisexuality for congregations: Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities.   Join the conversation on Twitter using #BiBook. Click here to read more about
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