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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Oppose Conversion Therapy

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention acknowledge the changing circumstances in the United States and in other nations, as legislation authorizing or forbidding marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian perso

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Support LGBT African Advocacy

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention acknowledge the changing circumstances in the United States and in other nations, as legislation authorizing or forbidding marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian perso

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