Across Ohio, faith leaders are working together to ensure we all live in safe, healthy and sustainable communities. We are joining together to decry the extreme measures that leaders have taken to ban abortion and create barriers that make it more difficult for people to access the reproductive healthcare they need, desire and deserve. Our diverse communities of faith are committed to being co-creators with God and working together to make certain that we all have access to the care we need.
This coming Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we are joining Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King and other faith and civil rights leaders to proclaim: “No celebration without legislation” and demand President Biden and Senate Democrats pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We need moral momentum to call for the protection of our freedom to vote. Can you as a member of the clergy or religious leader add your name to this powerful message to President Biden and Senate Democrats?
Please heed the pastoral guidance of Cardinal Luis Ladaria of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who warned in a letter to your conference that using the Eucharist to police pro-choice Catholic politicians would further divide the church and send the “misleading” message that abortion is the only urgent issue addressed by Catholic social teaching.
We can’t do this any more. As people of faith, we denounce the violence, racism and misogyny that has built American gun culture and commit to building a better society rooted in our values of love & care for our neighbor.