Sacred Gathering: Faith Communities Reclaiming Reproductive Dignity and Autonomy

Join the Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (SACReD) January 25-26, 2022, for a first-of-its-kind virtual gathering of justice-oriented people of faith, activists, and leaders from the reproductive health, rights, and justice community. 

Grounded in our shared values of justice, dignity, human rights, compassion, and expansive love, we will discover how faith and reproductive liberation are interdependent through keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. 

Learn why our collective voices matter now more than ever in the fight for abortion access and reproductive freedom so you can share the message of faithful reproductive dignity with yourself, your congregations and your communities. 


What is SACReD?

We’re creating a religious movement to share the message of reproductive dignity. One faithful congregation at a time.

Many congregations speak proudly and publicly for the critical justice movements of our time: racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, immigration justice. We declare at our congregation’s doors that Black Lives Matter. That our congregations are welcoming. And that hate has no home here.

And the fight for reproductive justice includes all of these important issues, where faith voices are boldly front and center. It is deeply faithful for congregations to speak out in support of reproductive dignity, including abortion.

The Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (SACReD) calls on faithful people across the country to join us. It’s time to become a SACReD Congregation. 


Registration

SACReD is the spark that will change the religious conversation around abortion.

We are building a multi-racial, multi-faith movement of congregations across the country that publicly proclaim their support for reproductive dignity.  

We are creating places of love and compassion in our congregations for anyone who needs abortion care. 

We are changing the culture.


Schedule

Day 1—Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • 11 am EST | Opening Interfaith Worship
  • 12 pm EST | Welcoming Plenary and Panel
  • 1 pm EST | Breakout Sessions
  • 2 pm EST | Breakout Sessions
  • 3 pm EST | Optional Networking Social Hour

Day 2—Wednesday, January 26, 2022

  • 11 am EST | Keynote 
  • 12 pm EST | Designation Launch
  • 1 pm EST | Designation Launch talk-back
  • 2 pm EST | Breakout Sessions
  • 3 pm EST | Closing Interfaith Worship

Partners

The entities working together to plan A SACReD Gathering are:

  • All Souls Unitarian Church (Washington, DC)
  • Auburn Seminary
  • Congregation Beth Israel (Austin, TX)
  • Emory University – EnFaith Project
  • Faith in Women
  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
  • First Unitarian Church (Dallas, TX)
  • Florida Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health and Justice
  • Just Texas – Texas Freedom Network
  • Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (California Affiliate)
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (Kentucky Affiliate)
  • SisterSong
  • Whole Woman’s Health Alliance