Compassion is an important value highlighted in all sacred texts. Compassion becomes even more important when deeply personal issues of people’s lives are treated with stigma, shame and judgment by others.
It was the spirit of compassion that prompted Revs. Finley Schaef and Howard Moody to form the Clergy Consultation Services on Abortion (CCS) in1967.
Today, RCRC trains professionals in ministry, healthcare, social work, and other direct care services to provide judgment-free emotional and spiritual support at these times. We do this to help ensure that individuals who experience reproductive challenges and crises are supported in ways that honor their human dignity focusing on their lived experiences, spiritual beliefs, moral values, hopes and needs.
- Stay focused on the life situations, beliefs and values of care-seekers
- Strengthen your skills to provide spiritual care in secular spaces
- Learn about the origins of fetal personhood and the changes in attitudes and policies about reproduction across U.S. history
- Increase your knowledge about what different religions teach about reproductive issues and how these teachings might impact care-seekers
- Expand your network with other spiritual leaders, healthcare providers, social workers and direct services professionals and students in your community
- Develop strategies for fostering more compassionate congregations and communities that support reproductive dignity and freedom
- Religious and spiritual ministry
- Mental health
- Social work
- General medical health
- Abortion and reproductive health
- Sex education
- Legal services for judicial bypass
- And more . . .
Compassionate Care modules can be offered in a variety of formats to meet your organizational needs:
- Two-day in-person
- One-day in-person along with 2-3 webinars
- Several webinars