Reproductive Freedom Congregations Information Session
2nd Tuesday at 7pm CT; 4th Tuesday at 12pm CT
This information session is for clergy, members, leaders, and anyone interested in learning more about the Reproductive Freedom Congregations designation.
We will talk about the history of Texas Freedom Network and Just Texas: Faith Voices for Justice. You will learn about the three frameworks that make up Reproductive Freedom: Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, and Reproductive Justice. Lastly, we will talk through the congregational designation and what you can do to help your faith community become a Reproductive Faith Congregation! There will be ample time to ask questions and learn from others also going through the process.
You Belong Here: Faithful Compassion for Trans Thriving
Tuesday, October 13; Thursday, October 15; Tuesday October 20 10am - 12pm CT on Zoom
Attacks against transgender and non-binary people are on the rise, from our city streets to the halls of our legislatures. Thankfully, religious communities can make a difference by extending love and grace to our transgender and non-binary neighbors, and creating intentional welcome in our places of worship. Join an interfaith group of leaders to deepen your understanding of transgender identities, explore your theological foundations to bolster your support for trans people, and identify ways your community can live out your values of inclusion to proclaim trans people belong here.
Come to one or all of these workshops. Each event is a different conversation but they all connect with building Faithful Compassion for Trans Thriving. Sponsored by Just Texas and More Light Presbyterians.
Conversations at the Edge of the Lege: SCOTUS, Abortion, Faith, and Politics
Monday, July 20, 2020 1pm CT on Facebook Live
In the June Medical v. Russo decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Louisiana law imposing medically unnecessary restrictions that sharply limited access to abortion in that state. The Louisiana law included provisions virtually identical to those in a Texas law struck down by the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016. This is a victory for reproductive freedom supporters! But how far does it go in protecting abortion?
Join us for a conversation about what this decision means and doesn’t mean, as well as what Texans of faith can do to protect and expand reproductive freedom in the upcoming legislative session.
Hope to see you in our Conversation at the Edge of the Lege!
At The Edge of the Lege: A Conversation on Race + Faith
Thursday, June 18, 2020 1pm CT on Facebook Live
At this moment it is important to center and amplify the voices of the people who are taking the risk to further the movement for Black lives. As many of us are now waking up to the work that communities and organizations have been doing for years to stop and prevent police brutality, it is time for us to learn how to step into the arena and work alongside these courageous activists.
Join our conversation on the first Facebook Live episode of At the Edge of the Lege: Where Abortion, Faith, and Politics Collide! We will see you in the arena!
Blessings and Affirmations for Reproductive Freedom
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:30pm CT on Facebook Live
Clergy from various faith traditions from across the country will join together in a virtual gathering (exclusively for abortion health care providers and staff) to affirm and bless reproductive care. Please join us afterward, for a follow-up panel discussion on Facebook Live! We will be sharing why this blessing is so critical in these times, uplifting the need for abortion care access, and sharing personal stories of pregnant individuals seeking abortion care.
State of Abortion and Faith in Texas
Communities of faith in Texas and around the country are rapidly adapting to worship online during some of the most important religious seasons. People everywhere are facing the greatest public health and economic crisis any of us have ever seen.
Meanwhile, the governor and attorney general of Texas have politicized this pandemic by cracking down on abortion providers, severely limiting access to reproductive healthcare. Abortion is essential healthcare.
What is the role of people of faith during this time?