Faith Aloud

Rating: 4.9 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Health, Philanthropy, Religion, Reproductive Rights

Location: P.O. Box 430070 St. Louis MO 63143 USA

Mission: Faith Aloud works to overcome the religious stigma of abortion and sexuality.
Results: In 2011 we have trained over 350 clergy, seminarians, clinic staff, and activists in Spiritual Care Before and After Abortion. We have produced and distributed posters and other media materials that honor a woman's strength to make good decisions.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Training in Spiritual Care Before and After Abortion for clergy, seminarians, clinic staff, medical professionals, and activists. Free telephone clergy counseling for women before or after abortion. Media materials that celebrate women's strength and decision-making.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a prior abortion clinic counselor I always felt confident when referring women to Faith Aloud for further support. They stand by their love for women and create a safe, nonjudgmental space for them to share their stories and grow.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Faith Aloud is doing groundbreaking work on the issue of abortion by providing excellent spiritual counseling materials for women and by combatting violence and harrassment with mesages of peace. FA shows that people of faith get abortions and that people of faith suport reproductive rights.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Faith Aloud is an innovative, cutting edge reproductive justice organization that recognizes the important role of religion and prayer for women in their reproductive lives. Its strengths include a willingness to listen to women's actual experiences and to then represent those experiences in their education and advocacy work. Faith Aloud tackles hard, intersectional issues and gives voice to people dedicated to compassion, respect, and support for women and families. It is vital that organizations devoted to ensuring women's rights and dignity exist not only in the Northeast and West coast but also throughout the nation. Faith Aloud does national work but, very importantly, does it from Missouri and informed by the grassroots. They are an exceptional group and deserve support for their excellent work.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Faith Aloud is so valuable in providing compassionate and caring info to women and girls making reproductive decisions. One of the few positives in this world full of negatives. For all the positive messages and daily inspiration, thank you Faith Aloud and Rev. Rebecca Turner! We've needed this kind of compassion and caring for women for a very long time.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As I one time board member who has worked with Rev. Rebecca Turner, and more recently as a person who turns to Faith Aloud as a resource and occasional serves as a phone counselor, I have the utmost admiration for her ministry/service and this fine organization. Faith Aloud offers a progressive, inclusive and relevant religious voice to the issues of women's sexual and reproductive health, women's freedom to choose if and when to have children and raise a family, and a variety of related rights issues from choice to lgbt concerns. Consistent, supportive and encouraging at every turn, Faith Aloud and Rev. Turner are voices of conviction in a time of great need. They support women in the midst of perhaps the worst days of their lives, and lobby to protect the freedoms and choices that women count on but perhaps don't think about until it's too late and that need has been pressed upon them. The speak a voice for interfaith inclusion, for women in leadership roles, and they honor all people, insisting on fair and equal treatment for all.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Faith Aloud is a dynamic organization responding to the spiritual needs of women, clinics, activists, and the pro-choice at large with a message sorely missing, that the experience of an unwanted pregnancy is a deeply spiritual journey that can include peace and acceptance through religious counseling. There is nobody more qualified than Rev. Rebecca Turner for organizing and delivering this message.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through presentations by Rev. Turner and information on their website and social media posts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Amplify the message so more people could access the services provided by Faith Aloud.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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No arena of privacy rights is so fraught with continued assault than sexual privacy rights by people who believe their sexual ideologies ought to govern all people, from with whom we have sex to how we deal with the consequences of pregnancy and the protection of the lives and well-being of women and their families. Faith Aloud is a premier advocate for such rights, a primary defender of assaults against those rights. I have worked with Rebecca Turner who serves as Executive Director and deeply trust her wisdom and her integrity. I wholly identify with her commitments, and the organizational commitments of Faith Aloud. - Rev. Michael Vosler, UCC, formerly of St. Louis, MO, now of Rohnert Park, CA.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Highly professional, bold and savvy, Faith Aloud is a clear antidote to the idea that all religious people are conservative bigots. They are an inspiring batch of oprganizers.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Faith Aloud is invaluable to those working in the field of reproductive rights. Reverend Turner and her volunteer clergy have made it possible for abortion providers to tackle the religious stigma and patient issues with religion and spirituality. So many of our patients bring up religion as an issue in making their termination decision, and before Faith Aloud came along, counselors and advocates were often at a loss of how to address these tricky conversations. Faith Aloud has a line of online videos & DVD's that women can watch directly and receive the support, compassion and spiritual connection that they were seeking.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have sat and watched the Faith Aloud DVDs with women, and I have witnessed a transformation, the care and concern from this organization has been relayed to the woman.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish Faith Aloud were located in my city!

 
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Faith Aloud provides materials for use in reproductive health clinics. These materials have been wanted and needed by clinics for years. We are so grateful to Faith Aloud for bringing their ministry to our clinic - we are able to put in a DVD, and it's as if the minister is sitting right in the room with you and the patient. Their DVD's are unique, they speak directly to the client in a calm, caring manner. I have played the DVD's for many patients, and at the end - patients will say it is exactly what they needed to hear. Faith Aloud DVD's and other materials are invaluable in our clinic - we use them daily.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday dealings with women seeking reproductive care at our clinic. We have their materials and DVD's and YouTube spots directly on our website - many women have mentioned watching the videos and finding comfort in them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have Reverend Turner at my clinic full-time! No other changes needed - this is a great organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personal connection with Reverend Turner - she is truly a blessing!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING, kind, caring & truly compassionate people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fly Reverend Turner around the country and have her minister to patients in person.

Ways to make it better...

I can find nothing to complain about when it comes to Faith Aloud - they are amazing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

what most non-profits struggle with, $$.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Faith Aloud has filled a void that was HUGE - we are so grateful for the work that Reverend Turner has done

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Faith Aloud is a wonderfully diverse faith-based organization that helps indivduals and providers with fantastic resources for women. The message of acceptance and self-determination is universal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We are able to provide our clients with resources to take home and share with loved ones. We love to be able to display their materials in our waiting room and show our support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

 
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