The Religious Institute works on issues of sexual and reproductive justice, education, and health in faith communities and in society. Our current work focuses on six issues.
Religious Institute Areas of FocusClick any heading below for more information.
Sexuality EducationThe Religious Institute supports lifelong, age-appropriate sexuality education in schools, seminaries and community settings.
Learn more about Sexuality Education here.
The Religious Institute calls for a faith-based commitment to sexual and reproductive rights, including access to voluntary contraception, abortion, and HIV/STI prevention and treatment
Learn more about Reproductive Justice here.
The Religious Institute calls for full inclusion of LGBT persons in congregational life, including their ordination and marriage equality.
Learn more about LGBT Inclusion here.
Safer Congregations/Sex Abuse Prevention
The Religious Institute helps congregations create policies and procedures so all are safe from sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Learn more about Safer Congregations and Sex Abuse Prevention here.
Religious Leader Preparation
The Religious Institute works to assure that the nation’s clergy and religious professionals will have the education, skills and commitment to be sexually healthy and responsible leaders.
Learn more about Graduate Theological Education here.
The Religious Institute envisions a just and inclusive world, where the rights of every woman to life, health, and safe childbirth will be protected.
Learn more about Global Issues here.