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Who We Are

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

  • We believe that clergy have a special responsibility to bear witness in support of reproductive rights so that the public and their elected representatives may understand the theological and moral basis for reproductive rights.
  • We believe that family planning and responsible sex education are the most effective methods of reducing the need for abortion. Clergy must help parents reach and teach their children by providing medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education in their congregations and in their local communities and schools.
  • We believe that both men and women have an inherent right to reproductive freedom, that this freedom includes the right to abortion, and that abortion is a complex moral and ethical issue that cannot be resolved by solutions that are simplistic or cruel.
  • We believe that ultimately the decision about abortion is a matter between a woman, her conscience, and/or her God, and that those close to her should offer support in any way they can.

Board Members

Chair
Rabbi Jon Adland
Canton, OH
Reform Jewish 

Vice Chair
The Rev. Susan Russell
All Saints Episcopal Church
Pasadena, CA
Episcopal

The Rev. David A. Ames
Providence, RI
Episcopal

Rev. Tom Davis
Saratoga Springs, NY
United Church of Christ

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw
White Plains, NY
Episcopal 

The Rev. Kevin Jones
Greenacres, FL
Baptist

Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
Dallas, TX
Unitarian

The Rev. Vincent Lachina
Seattle, WA
American Baptist

The Rev. Jeremy Lopez
Salem United Church
Tonowanda, NY
United Church of Christ

Rev Janet Maykus
Indianapolis, IN 
Christian Church DOC 

The Rev. Mark Pawlowski
Three Rivers, MI
Presbyterian

Rabbi Dennis Ross
Concerned Clergy for Choice
Albany, NY
Reform Jewish

Dr. Scott Sattler
Eureka, CA
Universal Sufism

Rabbi Peter Stein
Temple Sinai
Cranston, RI
Reform Jewish

Ani Zonneveld
Muslims for Progressive Values
Los Angeles, CA
Muslim