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Blessing By Rabbi Birdie Becker

Blessing by Rabbi Birdie Becker   In a country divided, we need to find unity. In a time of hate, we gather to find support. Through unity and support the Divine becomes discernible. Let us bring opportunities to secure rights for every human being and expand freedom for every human soul. Blessed is the individual who manifests gateways allowing the Divine to be revealed.


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Statement on Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

Statement on Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

The Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC) extends prayers to families and loved ones of the victims of yesterdays massacre in South Carolina.  The CORCRC mourns the loss of innocent victims of hate and senseless violence. The following prayer is offered by The Rev. Jann Halloran Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church and CORCRC Board President Creative and Loving Spirit, Be with us in this time of anger, bewilderment and grief. May each dear heart lost be long held in our memory: Rev. Clementa Pinckney Tywanza Sanders Cynthia Hurd Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor Susie Jackson Ethel Lance Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. Myra Thompson May they each be remembered as sojourners of courage and peace, and may their courage and generosity of spirit help filter out hate. May hate find no place...


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82 Colorado Faith Leaders Unite to Oppose Amendment 67

82 Colorado Faith Leaders Unite to Oppose Amendment 67

Saying “it goes too far and is too extreme,” 82 Colorado faith leaders today joined together in united opposition to Amendment 67, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban all abortions, including in cases of rape, incest and when the health of the mother is at risk. Among many of its far-reaching consequences, Amendment 67 would also restrict access to certain forms of birth control, and restrict access to in-vitro fertilization for women who want to have a family. “This amendment would impose one religious viewpoint in our state constitution, when there are many religious perspectives on this issue, said Rev. Jann Halloran, president of the board of the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which provides faith-based care and services to women. “We support the rights of conscience, and a woman’s capacity...


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No on 67: Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks

No on 67: Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks

No on 67: Personhood Amendment Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks Speech at July 29th Rally   Good afternoon. I’m the Rev. Jann Halloran And I serve as president Of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of Colorado. For the past 17 years I have offered pastoral counseling To women with unexpected pregnancies and unexpected risks In crisis about what decision they should make. These issues of reproductive justice are played out in public But individual women and their families are the ones Who suffer in private, trying to make the most loving And ethical decisions they can for themselves and their Families based upon their own beliefs and values. At the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Which offers this emergency clergy counseling service to women of all faiths – or no faith –...


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Trying to be Pro-Life by Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

Most of those who self-identify as “pro-life” or believe in the “sanctity of life” are neither.  To truly be pro-life is to believe that all life, created by God, has worth, dignity, and purpose; therefore, no human, under any circumstance, has the right to play God and terminate any life.  To truly be pro-life is to consistently maintain this view in all issues.  Because all life has an opportunity to reconcile with their Creator, all life must be preserved at all cost.  For those who believe in Christian dogma, to terminate life early robs the person of coming into a saving knowledge of God and the hope of relying on God’s grace for everlasting life.  As it stands now, most conservatives and liberals are prolife on certain political issues and not on...


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Ethical Issues of Abortion by F.R. Abrams MD

I have been asked to consider the ethical issues of abortion. Knowing there are many different ethical views, and that they continue to be debated despite centuries of contention, I had to choose which of them I could express in less than ten minutes. Ought I speak about what we ought to do—technically that’s called “normative” ethics? Or, should I approach the most frequent behavior of a particular group—doing what most of them think is right—that’s defined as the “moral” view. Then again, on the issue of abortion, that definition is itself a paradox, because many people who think abortion is wrong nevertheless make that choice!   So I decided to do away with labels, because so many people involved in the abortion debate intermingle legal, religious and secular starting points on...


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