Reverend Erin Walter, a minister, activist, and musician based in Austin is using her position as a faith leader to bend Texas toward justice. […]
The first Thursday of May, today, marks the National Day of Prayer. It’s a day established by Congress in 1952 as a day when “the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.” This year, it comes just days after a leaked draft brief suggests the U.S. Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade. While today was intended to honor the power of intentional introspection for people of all faiths –and even those of non-faith – the day is often co-opted by the religious right to push forth their political agenda which unfailingly centers on an evangelical version of Christianity. But there are progressive faith voices who believe differently. […]
The first Thursday of May marks National Day of Prayer. Begun as a day meant to honor the power of intentional introspection for people of all faiths–and even those of non-faith–the day is often co-opted by the religious right to push forth their political agenda which unfailingly centers an evangelical version of Christianity. The religious right using faith as a political tactic to control the masses is nothing new. But this National Day of Prayer comes just days after the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion was released that suggests the U.S. Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade. Once again, we are seeing how the far right’s boundless cruelty inflicts harm upon the communities that people of faith are meant to care for.
Transgender children are a blessing. They have always been here, just as the relationship between child and parent has always been here. The sacredness of this relationship is a given to politicians like Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott when it comes to what our children learn in school. When a parent shows their child love by navigating the private medical decisions around what gender-affirming treatments are right for them, Paxton and Abbott see this love for the family as abuse. […]
Progressive faith leaders are speaking out in support of women’s access to all reproductive health care services, including abortion care. Today Just Texas, a project of the Texas Freedom Network, released an open letter signed by more than 170 clergy and faith leaders from across the state who oppose efforts to pass abortion bans in […]