A Time to Embrace: Why the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Movement Needs Religion
By Rev. Debra Haffner
A Time to Embrace: Why the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Movement Needs Religion is a white paper that argues that 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 justice (SRH and RJ) movement. Sections of the paper rigorously examine the landscape of religion in the United States; the history of faith engagement in the SRH and RJ movement; theological grounding and values language for engaging SRH and RJ issues; and the current work of secular SRH and RJ organizations, faith-based SRH and RJ organizations, denominations, foundations, and the media.
This resource also includes a detailed call to action specifying practical ways secular SRH and RJ organizations, faith-based SRH and RJ organizations, denominations, foundations, and the media can help deepen and renew the relationship between people of faith and the SRH and RJ movements. The paper is the result of a year of research, surveys, and the deliberations of a national colloquium.