One of the best things about participating in the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress this year has been working with people involved in organizations doing amazing work at this intersection.
One of them is the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which I’ve written about previously. I was particularly excited to find out about the program called Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom, or SYRF.
Here’s a little bit about them:
SYRF creates venues for youth education and activism, designs youth-specific materials, and builds lasting relationships with youth oriented organizations, campus clergy, and youth programs of our denominations.
Since young people lead this program, SYRF lifts up pro-faith youth and young adult perspectives on reproductive choice issues and provides young people with tools and opportunities to advocate for choice on their campuses, high schools, congregations and communities.
And two programs that challenge the idea that the younger generation is apathetic, disengaged, or unwilling to do anything to work for justice.
How great is that.