On April 14, more than 200 girls were abducted from their school in Nigeria. The terrorist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility and has threatened to sell the girls. There are also reports that the girls are being married off to members of Boko Haram. Sign the Change.org petition calling on Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to get […]
Religious Institute President Rev. Debra Haffner will teach “Sexuality Issues for Religious Professionals” at Pacific School of Religion from July 14-18. The course is designed to offer students the knowledge and skills they need to address sexuality issues in their future ministries. It will begin with opportunities for students to reflect on their own sexuality attitudes, values, and beliefs, as […]
2013 was a great year for the Religious Institute! A few highlights are below, or click here to see the whole year.
Religious Institute President and CEO Debra Haffner was invited to attend the White House Easter prayer breakfast on Monday, April 14, 2014. Local journalist Dan Woog interviewed her about the event and shared some pictures. For more pictures and information, take a look at our e-update on her time with 150 other faith leaders.
On Tuesday, March 25, the Religious Institute represented more than ten thousand people who have signed our petition support of universal access to contraception at a demonstration at the Supreme Court. President Debra Haffner spoke at the faith rally and then with Deputy Director Marie Alford-Harkey represented our network at the demonstration on the steps […]
President and CEO Rev. Debra Haffner writes about religious justice and the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act for Huffington Post. Read the article here.
Join us for a faith rally! On March 25th in Washington, DC the Religious Institute will join with other faith organizations to raise a faithful voice in support of equitable access to affordable birth control before oral arguments in the historic Supreme Court case regarding the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage rule. Following the faith […]
On January 28, the Religious Institute and 29 other faith organizations filed an amicus brief in two cases regarding access to contraceptive coverage in the Affordable Care Act. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, with input from Religious Institute President Debra Haffner, drafted the brief which urges the Supreme Court to respect […]
Click here to go to our campaign to demonstrate faith-based support for contraception. Two cases challenging the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act are coming before the Supreme Court on March 25. The suits are claiming that providing insurance that covers contraception violates the business owner’s religious freedom. Click here to sign our […]
An Open Letter from the National Coalition of American Nuns regarding insurers of the Affordable Care Act The National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN) is dismayed that the Little Sisters of the Poor-Colorado, the University of Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations are challenging the Affordable Care Act. Spurred on by the United States Conference […]