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Faith and RJ for Choice USA


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Faith and RJ for Choice USA

  1. 1. Faith & Reproductive Justice<br />Choice USA Lunch and Learn<br />June 2009<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Emily Goodstein<br />Director, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Introductions and Icebreaker<br />RCRC’s History and Program Overview<br />Partner Text Study Activity<br />Get Involved!<br />Questions<br />
  4. 4. Icebreaker<br />Please share your…<br /><ul><li>Name
  5. 5. Organization
  6. 6. School
  7. 7. Favorite thing about your home town…</li></li></ul><li>Clergy Consultation Service<br />Pro-choice clergy in New York begin to organize in 1967<br />1,400 members throughout the nation join in one year<br />Formation of the Religious Coalition on Abortion Rights in 1973<br />
  8. 8. What&apos;s in a name?<br />1973: Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights (RCAR)<br />pronounced “R-car”<br />1993: RCAR broadens its mission and changed its name to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)<br />2001: RCRC starts Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom (SYRF) program <br />Pronounced “surf” <br />
  9. 9. RCRC Members Include<br />
  10. 10. RCRC’s Mission<br />The preservation of reproductive justice through a faith positive lens.<br />
  11. 11. RCRC’s Programs Include<br />Interfaith Outreach<br />Clergy for Choice<br />Seminarians for Choice<br />Multi-Cultural Programs<br />La Iniciativa Latina<br />Black Church Initiative<br />Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom<br />Public Policy<br />
  12. 12. Small Group Activity<br />
  13. 13. Get Involved with SYRF<br /><ul><li>Regional Training Institutes
  14. 14. Program Grants
  15. 15. Online Community
  16. 16. Organizer Program</li></li></ul><li>