RCRC proudly celebrates our 50th anniversary: 1973-2023

In celebration of 50 years of interfaith leadership, activism, and spiritual accompaniment for reproductive freedom, we’re reflecting on our past, honoring what we’ve accomplished, acknowledging the moment we’re in now, and visioning the sacred work ahead. 

In that spirit, we’re sharing the stories of inspiring leaders from RCRC’s past, present, and future: witnessing the throughline of faith, advocacy, and commitment to justice that has and always will guide our mission and vision.

Our RCRC Spotlight Stories

In these stories, you will meet students and scholars, lifetime activists and emerging leaders, long-ordained clergy and faith activists at the very beginning of their careers. They come from many races, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and faith traditions. They are parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren; they are following in the footsteps of past generations and forging brand-new paths. 

We are honored by their commitment to the religious movement for reproductive health, rights, and freedom and blessed by their involvement in the RCRC community. If any of these stories inspire you, help us continue this critical work: donate to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice today.

Past, present, and future

RCRC emerged from a pre-Roe network of clergy who came together in the spirit of compassion, justice, and pastoral obligation to help women access safe abortions. We now find ourselves in a post-Roe national crisis, one where people are once again being denied the inherent right to exercise their divinely-given moral agency to make decisions about their family and their future.

RCRC was made for this moment. And we will lovingly persist. 

RCRC will continue to create the world and future that we want to live in—where every person can make their own decisions for their faith, family, and future. We will be bold and unapologetic in holding this vision.

RCRC will continue to change the conversation around abortion and reproductive rights, reclaiming the faith narrative from the anti-choice movement and centering people of faith who support full access to reproductive care.

RCRC will continue to train reproductive care providers and clergy to provide compassionate care and support to people in reproductive crisis and people seeking counsel.

RCRC will continue to support the next generation of pro-choice spiritual activism, based on a deep understanding of the intersections of reproductive freedom, and all justice issues, with religion and spirituality.

RCRC will continue to listen to – and lift up –  the voices of marginalized people at the center of the fight for reproductive freedom. 

RCRC will continue to minister to the moment…and the movement.

Explore the history of our work and shared values:

To learn more about RCRC and join our movement for faith-led reproductive freedom, we invite you to: 

RCRC’s Clergy and Laypeople Proudly Support:

Access

Access to comprehensive sexuality education

Planning

Family planning and contraception

Affordability

Affordable child care and health care

Adoption

Support for and access to adoption services

Abortion

Safe, legal abortion services, regardless of income or circumstance