We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help.
We believe that human life is holy. That's why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not.
It can be helpful to talk with friends you trust, with licensed counselors, and with whatever religious person you choose. Humboldt County Clergy are available to talk with you about the spiritual aspects of choice. Find out more by calling Six Rivers Planned Parenthood at (707) 442-2961.
Download a Clergy for Choice brochure to learn more.
SRPP's Clergy for Choice would like to share 40 Days Prayers created by Faith Aloud - www.faithaloud.org
40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation
Supporting Women Everywhere
Six Rivers Planned Parenthood’s Clergy for Choice invites you to join them in 40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation. Set aside time with your family and community to support women and reproductive justice for 40 days from March 5th through April 13th. Members of Clergy for Choice will be hosting the following gatherings in celebration of women and reproductive rights in the weeks surrounding the 40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation.
March 2, 2014; 9:30 a.m. The Reverend Eric Duff, Episcopal Priest, and Ani Kunzang Dolma, Tibetan Buddhist Lama invite the community to the "First Sunday at Moonstone Beach". Join in a spiritual, interfaith gathering, including communion, meditation and fellowship on the first Sunday of each month at Moonstone Beach. Come prepared for the weather, and something to sit on, and look for the Earth Flag. On Sunday, March 2 we will honor women as part of Clergy for Choice’s 40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation.
March 16, 2014; 7:00-9:00 p.m. The women of our Universal Sufi community, the Garden of the Heart invite you to the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way, just off Jacoby Creek Road in Bayside for an evening of Dances of Universal Peace honoring the spiritual wisdom of women, past and present.
Be on the lookout for other events hosted by Clergy for Choice during the 40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation.
Examples of the 40 Days of Prayer – Written by The Rev. Rebecca Turner faithaloud.org
Day 1: Today we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.
Day 9: Today we pray for women who are afraid of their lovers. May they find the confidence to turn away from abuse and take care of themselves.
Day 11: Today we pray for better access to all forms of birth control.
Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.
WEBSITES ABOUT SEX & RELIGION
- Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
- Catholics for Choice
- The Religious Institute for Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing
- Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom