RCRC’s new Theologies Project introduces more voices of progressive religious scholars and theologians into the public debate over reproductive health, rights and justice which has been dominated by religious conservatives.
These religious scholars and theologians, coming from various faiths, all agree that powerful faith traditions and moral teachings call us to be prophetic voices for change.
What is Our Prophetic Voice?
Our prophetic voice in support of reproductive health, rights and justice affirms a women’s moral authority to make decisions about her own body. It challenges voices that seek to suppress women’s God-given free will.
Our prophetic voice challenges religious traditions, which subjugate the bodies of women and girls.
It speaks for the sacredness of sex and sexuality, which make us human.
It confronts oppressive theologies that shame and blame women because of sex and sexuality.
It affirms and values women’s moral capacity to make decisions that are in the best interests of their families and their communities.
Our voices for reproductive justice focus particularly on women and girls at the margins of society. They have never shared equally in progress realized on reproductive issues.
RCRC recognizes that what is equal is not always what is equitable, as women and girls at the margins of society live their lives at the intersection of multiple forms of oppression that prevent them from realizing full reproductive autonomy and self-determination.
Fighting this injustice and oppression, RCRC’s Theologies Project will add a new religious dimension to our progressive movement.