On January 25-26, 2022, the Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (SACReD), hosted the first-of-its-kind virtual gathering of justice-oriented people of faith, activists, and leaders from the reproductive health, rights, and justice community. Over 450 people from 40 states, 4 countries, and 30 religious traditions and denominations attended this historic convening.

Grounded in our shared values of justice, dignity, human rights, compassion, and expansive love, we discovered how faith and reproductive liberation are interdependent through keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. 

Learn why our collective voices matter now more than ever in the fight for abortion access and reproductive freedom so you can share the message of faithful reproductive dignity with yourself, your congregations and your communities. 

Day 1—Tuesday, January 25, 2022

11:00 AM ESTOpening Interfaith Worship
Rev. Andrea Vassell (Worship Leader), Elana Arian, Elder Jonathan Thunderword, Rev. Amundayo Edwards, Ifáwárìnwa OyaSùúrù, Minister Tammi Vaughn, Rosana Ekert, Jeana Nam (Storyteller), Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter, Amany Shalaby, Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Rabbi Mara Nathan, Jamie Manson, Rev. Dr. Earle Fisher, gina Breedlove
12:00 PM ESTPanel: Actions Speak Louder than Words
Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson (Moderator), Rabbi Josh Fixler, Dr. Toni M. Bond, Rev. Amelia Fulbright
1:00 PM ESTBreakout Session #1

Organizing Against Local Abortion Bans
Blair Wallace, Sarah Parker, Kate Danehy-Samitz

SACReD Curriculum Overview #1
Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Dr. Elizabeth Freese

What is Pro-Voice?
Amy Congdon

History of Abortion + Faith Panel
Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson (Moderator), Anne Legier, Gil Frank, Jennifer Holland

Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice: Work at the Intersection of Religion and Reproductive Justice
Charity Woods
2:00 PM ESTBreakout Session #2

SACReD Curriculum Overview #2
Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters

A Reproductive Justice 101 Briefer
Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe

Reproductive Justice – Informed Compassionate Care
Rev. Kentina Washington-Leaphart, Rev. Rob Keithan

Beware of Fake Clinics: Exposing Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers in Your Community
Emily Martin, Amy Weintraub, Graci D’Amore

Texas to New Mexico: Post SB8 and How We are Getting Patients Abortions
Daniel Kanter, Joan Lamunyon Sanford
3:00 PM ESTBreakout Session #3

Networking Open

Trust Women: Changing the Conversation About Abortion
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters

Creating a Jewish Movement for Abortion Justice
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Reproductive Justice for Muslims
Sahar Pirzada

Catholics and Reproductive Freedom: Breaking the Silence
Teresa Delgado, Jamie Manson, and Kate Ott

Day 2—Wednesday, January 26, 2022

11:00 AM ESTKeynote
Cherisse Scott
12:00 PM ESTSACReD Congregations Designation Launch
Emma Akpan, Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Rev. Rob Keithan, Rev. Angela Williams
1:00 PM ESTBreakout Session #4

Abortion Testimony to Eliminate Stigma
Anise Simon, Jeana Nam, Elizabeth Mosley

Law, Religion and Reproductive Justice
Liz Reiner Platt

Reproductive Justice in Latinx Communities
Nancy Cárdenas Peña

Religious Perspectives on Reproductive Dignity
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Jamie Manson, Rev. Jes Kast, Dr. Dr. Pamela L. Davis, Amany Shalaby

Laboring with Hope
Nakeitra Burse
2:00 PM ESTBreakout Session #5

SACReD Curriculum Overview #3
Rev. Ann Hayman, Rev. Rob Keithan

Reproductive Justice with Black Christian Women
Dr. Toni M. Bond

Abortion 101
Courtney Chambers, Sonja Miller

Abortion Morality and Biblical Theology
Dr. Elizabeth Freese, Rev. Angela Williams

The Importance of Progressive Faith Voices
Fred Clarkson
3:00 PM ESTClosing Interfaith Worship
Rev. Andrea Vassell (Worship Leader), Anise Simon (Storyteller)

Diamond Sponsors

  • Collaborative for Gender and Reproductive Equity
  • Amy Fikes
  • Auburn Seminary
  • Rebecca Todd Peters and Jeff Hatcher
  • SisterSong

Platinum Sponsors

  • All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC
  • First Unitarian Church of Dallas
  • First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
  • Florida Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Health and Justice
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • In honor of The Patients We Serve
    • by Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • In memory of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Missing and Murdered Trans Women
    • by Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Gender & Racial Justice, Rev. Shanea D. Leonard, Coordinator
  • Unitarian Universalist Association – Side With Love

Gold Sponsors

  • Catholics for Choice
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • In honor of all the many UCC women and men who have advocated for reproductive justice
    • by United Church of Christ, Justice and Local Church Ministries

Silver Sponsors

  • First Unitarian Church of Portland
  • Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
  • In honor of Rabbi Kelly Levy
    • by Mary and Harry Levy
  • Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options (PARO)
  • The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of California
  • SisterReach
  • Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry
  • The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
  • Whole Woman’s Health Alliance

Bronze Sponsors

  • Duane L. Dowell, MD
  • HEART Women & Girls
  • Janet Tharp
  • Martha D. Kirby
  • Political Research Associates
  • Rebecca Martin
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
  • United Methodists for Reproductive Justice
  • University Baptist Church, Austin, TX
  • Jean Wilson

Promotional Sponsors

  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism