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More than 6,400 clergy, seminary presidents and deans, religious scholars and other religious leaders representing more than 70 faith traditions are part of the Religious Institute’s national network.

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LGBT Equality: Access our extensive library of materials to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life.

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Global Issues: We offer many resources to help worship leaders, religious educators, and social action committees draw attention to global maternal health and access to family planning.

Faith and Sexuality News

Discrimination is Never a Religious Value

Religious Institute President Rev. Debra W. Haffner writes in the Huffington Post about Indiana’s “religious freedom” law. “Laws that claim to be based on religious freedom but allow bakers and photographers to refuse their wares to same-sex couples — or
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National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry

Join the National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments that could lead to the freedom to marry for the entire United States. Your congregation can join with hundreds of others all across the country to pray for the wisdom o
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