Auburn co-sponsors faith-based events at the Rally for Abortion Justice
New York, NY — On Saturday, October 2, Auburn will join the Women’s March and more than 120 organizations at the Rally for Abortion Justice in Washington, D.C.
To unite faith communities working for reproductive justice, Auburn will co-sponsor the Faith Tent on Freedom Plaza and participate in the spiritually grounded gathering at 10 a.m., Faith in Our Power: Love, Longing, and the Struggle for Reproductive Justice.
This faith service will offer an inclusive Shabbat experience lead by the National Council for Jewish Women and a community poem, A Prayer for Our Beloveds, woven by Lisa Anderson and Lyvonne Proverb Briggs. We will gather at the southwest corner of Freedom Circle near the Faith Gathering sign—click here for a map and more event information.
There will also be more than 600 sister marches and virtual events happening nationwide. We hope you’ll join us for this important rally. Find an event near you and sign up today!
The Rally for Abortion Justice is a critical opportunity for people of faith to show strong support for abortion justice before the Supreme Court reconvenes on October 4. The Court’s recent refusal to block Texas’s abortion ban puts us on a dangerous path. We will not only defend Roe v. Wade—we will come together to create a world where abortion is accessible, affordable, and destigmatized.
The stakes of this moment could not be higher. Half of all those who seek out abortions live under the federal poverty line. Safe abortion access is an economic justice, racial justice, gender justice and religious liberty issue. Significantly abortion access is routinely fought on faith grounds and faith voices supporting the right to safe and humane access to abortion are underrepresented. We need to show up now more than ever!
We also look forward to continuing this important conversation after Saturday’s rally. On October 14, we will again partner with the Women’s March to host a virtual panel discussion on how people of faith can engage online for reproductive justice.
Thank you for being a part of the multifaith movement for reproductive justice and dignity.