Faithful Voices Network: A vision of sexuality and faith, and commitment to truth and justice
May 20, 2010
As posted on religiousinstitue.org:
"We want to change the way America understands sexuality and religion.
"The popular view in our culture is that people of faith oppose sexuality education, reproductive justice, and the full inclusion and equality of LGBT people.
"You know better.
"And you are probably fed up with hearing conservatives claim to speak for all people of faith on these issues, when you know
they don't speak for people like us.
..."We created the Religious Institute in 2001 to raise a faithful voice for reproductive justice, comprehensive sexuality education, and the full inclusion of women and LGBT persons in faith communities and society. Since then, we have built a national network of more than 5,000 clergy and religious professionals, representing more than 50 different faith traditions.
"Now, we are taking our message from the pulpit to the pews. And we hope you will join us.
"I invite you to take 10 seconds, right now, to take this pledge: 'As a person of faith, I support sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.'
"When you do, you will become part of the Faithful Voices Network -- a new, multifaith movement of individuals like you who share a progressive vision of sexuality and faith, and a religious commitment to truth and justice. The Faithful Voices Network will encourage religious leaders everywhere to engage the issues of sexual health and healing that affect every individual and every family. It will give you the tools and resources to break the silence around sexuality in your congregation, and become an advocate for sexual justice in your community." [Link]
Take the pledge here: [Link]