Main Line Unitarian Church is hosting Choose
Reproductive Justice, a multi-week curriculum
designed to unite people of faith in a call to action. This program is free and open to the public.
“Moving From Choice To Justice”
Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Discussion and Dessert with Rev. Rob Keithan, Director of Public Policy, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Jessica Halperin, UUA Witness Ministries Program Associate
Learn from two Unitarian Universalist leaders in the Reproductive Justice movement about how this topic is an integral part of all social justice work and a natural fit for people of faith. RSVP by October 10: Sally Riddle
Sunday, October 13, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Rob Keithan will be preaching on "Sex, Religion, Abortion, and Justice"
Sunday, October 13, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
“What Is Reproductive Justice?”
Led by Jessica Halperin, Rob Keithan, and Sam Wilson. Introduced by Judy Wilson.
We will look at the history of Unitarian Universalism and Reproductive Justice, as well as articulate contrasting frameworks of reproductive “health,” “rights,” “choice,” and “justice.” Jessica developed this curriculum (available at www.uua.org) and we are fortunate to have her help us launch it. Lunch will be provided.
Sunday, October 20, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
“Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do”
Led by Sam Wilson and Gail Burgess
We will theologically and politically link healthy sexuality with the reproductive justice movement and gain an understanding of gendered and sexist aspects of current political dialogue on reproductive justice issues. We will also link reproductive oppression to other forms of oppression and analyze the intersection of reproductive justice with economic justice, immigration justice, and LGBTQ equality. Although youth are allowed to attend all sessions, this session has been modified to be especially “youth-friendly,” so we invite our high school youth to join us for this special session!
Sunday, October 27, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
“Reverence for Life, With Choices”
Led by Sara Kinder and David Blumer
We will engage with several religious perspectives on life and pregnancy, and their claims of modern religious persecution. We will also explore tools and tips for having constructive conversations about abortion.
Sunday, November 10, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Professional Panel: “How To Become An Effective Advocate For Reproductive Justice”
Lunch will be provided.
Sunday, November 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
“Moving Forward – Putting Our Faith Into Action”
Led by Judy Wilson and Susan Tachau
We will identify goals, methods, and strategies for reproductive justice advocacy, including working with interfaith groups and partners in the community.