Social conservatives have dominated discourse around religion and sexuality, contending that those who believe in comprehensive sex education, GLBTQ rights, and safe and legal abortion are immoral and stand in opposition to religious teachings. But Advocates for Youth joins with millions of religious and spiritual youth and adults in believing that faith, and a positive approach to healthy sexuality, are not mutually exclusive. Some religious communities promote unhealthy or discriminatory ideology that damages public health. But religious communities can also serve as centers of support, resistance and political action.
- Learn about organizations, programs, and resources that address sexual and reproductive health issues among people of faith: Religious Resources in Support Reproductive Rights, and the Rights of GLBTQ youth. The organizations listed below provide a starting point for identifying religious allies of reproductive health and LGBT rights.
- Learn about Advocates’ Muslim Youth Project – This project provides organizations working with Muslim youth with funding, resources, and technical assistance toward addressing the reproductive and sexual health needs of these youth