Twelve Things African American and Latino Clergy and Congregations Can Do to Promote Reproductive Health and Justice
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The church is arguably the single most important institution in both the African American, and Latino communities therefore it must address issues of reproductive health and justice. It is the obligation of the church to help ensure that there are programs and policies in place to allow individuals to make responsible, informed decisions about their reproductive health.
“I would not have you ignorant” 1 Thessalonians 4:13
- Begin ministries on reproductive and other health related issues
- Participate in Peaceful Presence, a respectful, legal, non-confrontational interfaith response to anti-choice harassment and picketing at health clinics
- Conduct adult Bible classes and study groups on gender and reproductive health
- Plan and participate in reproductive health and justice awareness activities in the community
“Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; for the rights of those who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8-9
“In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters will prophesy”
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