The Religious Institute publishes study guides and other resources to help clergy and congregations address adolescent sexuality, sexuality education, sexual and gender diversity, assisted reproductive technologies, marriage and family concerns, HIV/AIDS, the Internet, and other issues.
The Religious Institute convenes colloquia of prominent scholars, theologians and clergy from a range of faith traditions to develop a series of Open Letters to Religious Leaders. The Open Letters provide a theological framework to help religious leaders advocate for sexual justice in their congregations and in the public square. To date, the Religious Institute has published Open Letters on Sex Education, Abortion as a Moral Decision, Marriage Equality, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Diversity, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Justice.
The Religious Institute publishes books for general audiences on sexual justice issues, including Rev. Debra Haffner’s Meditations on the Good News: Reading the Bible for Today.
The Religious Institute conducts research to gauge the viewpoints of progressive religious leaders on sexual justice issues and to identify best practices and effective strategies for congregations, seminaries, denominations, and other educational institutions.