Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
The Religious Institute is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual, gender, and reproductive health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.
Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey
135 Clarence St. Suite 206
Bridgeport, CT 06608 USA
Advocacy & Education
Reproductive Rights (R61)
Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)
Interfaith Issues (X90)
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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
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Safer Congregations Program
A sexually healthy and responsible congregation is free from sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. In order to keep children, youth, and vulnerable adults safe from abuse and harassment, congregations need explicit policies and procedures, strong codes of conduct for religious professionals, and safeguards for congregants who have been accused or convicted of sexual offences. To help realize this vision, the Religious Institute developed the Sexually Safer Best Practice Initiative in 2014. The resources here provide a turnkey program for putting the necessary safety policies in place, with templates and examples. The Religious Institute encourages congregations to review the 18 best practices, assess their current policies make improvements, and, if they meet three-quarters of the best practice criteria, apply to become a Sexually Safer Best Practice Congregation and receive the seal.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 7/16/2018
Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield
Parliament of the World's Religions
Term: 2012 -
Union Theological Seminary
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Metropolitan Community Churches
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Parliament of the World’s Religions
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