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Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision.

In celebration of conscious and moral decision making, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice will host Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision on Friday, November 9 at their East Columbus Surgical Center. During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God’s blessing upon the surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.

Event Details:

Friday, November 9, 2018
East Columbus Surgical Center
3255 East Main Street, Columbus
Registration and Photo ID are required.
Reception to follow program.

This clinic blessing will create a space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, including access to safe and legal abortion. This event will include interfaith blessings, prayers, and testimonies about receiving and providing abortion care.

The program will include a special message from Dr. Susan Smith.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, the Yale Divinity School, where she earned her M.Div, and United Theological Seminary, where she studied under the late Rev. Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor and the Rev. Dr. Charles Booth. She was pastor of Advent United Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio, for 22 years, but has now started a non-profit, Crazy Faith Ministries, dedicated to work on social justice issues. She recently worked with the SpiritHouse Project, under the direction of Ruby Sales, studying the incidence of extrajudicial murders involving black people and law enforcement agencies since 2007, and served as the Gordon G. Cosby Seasoned Voices Fellow. A former member of the Board of Trustees of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc., Dr. Smith participated in and was head commissioner of hearings conducted to study the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on urban populations. While at Yale Divinity School, Dr. Smith earned the Wolcott Preaching Prize and in 2014 was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity.

Thank to our partner!

The Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice