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Ignite Healing | Rewrite the Narrative | Create Culture Change

The SACReD Gathering is for all who are committed to engaging faith to make Reproductive Justice a lived reality!

At the SACReD Gathering we will deepen our connections, craft healing together, hone our organizing skills, and amplify our courage to build reproductive dignity and bodily autonomy for all. Learn more in our Registration portal.

The SACReD Gathering is a multi-faith space that centers Reproductive Justice. While Christian Nationalism is working tirelessly to destroy our communities and undermine our spirits, we know that by strengthening our cross-movement connections and capacities, we can build a liberated, just, and abundant future. We are looking for engaging, interactive workshops that help all of us strengthen the muscles we need to ignite healing, rewrite the narrative, and create culture change.

We are accepting workshop proposals for the 2024 SACReD Gathering now until 11:59pm local time Friday, March 1, 2024.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We are seeking sponsors for the 2024 SACReD Gathering at a variety of levels.

SACReD Gathering

Schedule Overview

Check back for more content soon. In the meantime, look back at what happened at our first SACReD Gathering in January 2022!

SACReD 2022 Demographics

On January 25-26, 2022, SACReD launched by hosting the first-of-its-kind virtual gathering of justice-oriented people of faith, activists, academics, and leaders from the reproductive health, rights, and justice community. This was a truly historic convening, sponsored by an amazing coalition of organizations and individual donors.

Grounded in our shared values of justice, dignity, human rights, compassion, and expansive love, we discovered how faith and reproductive liberation are interdependent. Through 30 keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and multi-faith worship services, participants shared knowledge and wisdom, strengthened solidarity, and laid crucial groundwork for the next phase of a powerful movement. (Scroll down to see the incredible array of offerings.) 

SACReD will continue to provide gatherings for movement self-awareness and capacity building for progressive people of faith and secular allies who support reproductive health, rights, and justice. We will host a national SACReD Gathering every other year. Check back for more information about the 2024 SACReD Gathering!

Previous Gatherings

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SACReD 2022 Schedule & Topics

Day 1—Tuesday, January 25, 2022

11:00 AM EST

Opening 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 EST

Panel: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson (Moderator), Rabbi Josh Fixler, Dr. Toni M. Bond, Rev. Amelia Fulbright

1:00 PM EST

Breakout Session #1

Organizing Against Local Abortion Bans

Blair Wallace, Sarah Parker, Kate Danehy-Samitz

SACReD Curriculum Overview #1

Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Dr. Elizabeth Freese

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 EST

Breakout 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 EST

Breakout 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 EST

Keynote

Cherisse Scott

12:00 PM EST

SACReD Congregations Designation Launch

Emma Akpan, Rev. Kenyetta Chinwe, Rev. Rob Keithan, Rev. Angela Williams

1:00 PM EST

Breakout 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. Pamela L. Davis, Amany Shalaby

Laboring with Hope

Nakeitra Burse

2:00 PM EST

Breakout 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 EST

Closing Interfaith Worship

Rev. Andrea Vassell (Worship Leader), Anise Simon (Storyteller)

2022 Sponsors – Thank You!

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

Auburn Seminary

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