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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Counseling, Health, Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations, Religion, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

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.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

John218

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked on the Board of FA for almost ten years. Their commitment to the cause of reproductive choice is admirable. The organization is fiercely dedicated to maintaing the political infrastructure necessary to protect a woman's right to choose. These religious leaders are passionate, articulate, and courageous. They have a network of support for women who struggle with their choices, who seek counseling in times of stress and crisis. Their presence is highly valued by women who are accompanied into clinics while being threatened by anti-choice bullies, when testifying before congressional hearings and committees, or when speaking in public or to the media about a woman's right to choose. I am a proud member of this fine organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with Faith Aloud's Executive Director for nearly a decade and I believe strongly in Faith Aloud's fills a valuable role in society-- Faith Aloud has given voice to women's religious dignity at a time when much of the morality conversation is about shaming women.

There is no question that this organization's lean operating model allows the most good to be done for women and families. In fact, the Faith Aloud team mobilizes volunteers effectively to serve women all over the United States and even internationally. The creative use of technology allows a Board of members from all over the country-- I am in South Florida-- to work together to support our shared beliefs and common mission.

Women need Faith Aloud. There is no question in my mind.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

In the past year or so, Faith Aloud has grown exponentially and has increased its impact so that it serves women nationally. This isn't a "national organization" in name only-- in the past year, Faith Aloud truly has supported women in nearly every state (and even other countries!), reached out to clergy in a spectrum of denominations, and supports clinic staff who will, in turn, serve thousands of women.

Even though I moved geographically far from the Faith Aloud headquarters, I am informed, involved and my passion for Faith Aloud's mission has not waned. One of the many things Faith Aloud manages well is communications on a tech-savvy and personal level.

In every way, Faith Aloud is a professional, outstanding nonprofit organization and the leader in its field.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

While Faith Aloud's stated mission is to eliminate the religious stigma of abortion--the work and reach of the organization is so much greater. As an inter-faith voice that validates all reproductive choices, Faith Aloud embodies all that is great about the reproductive justice movement. It seeks intersections, makes connections and tirelessly promotes the idea that it is possible to trust women and trust families. Despite a challenging economic climate, Faith Aloud is doing great work, and I'm proud to be involved.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Faith Aloud for several years--first as an intern, later as a staff member, and now as a board member. Over the years I have seen the organization grow in strength and support while holding true to its core values. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work and support a variety of other non-profit organizations, and can say without a doubt that Faith Aloud is among the 'best of the best.'

Review from Guidestar

Kelly2345678910111213

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Faith Aloud for over 4 years and am honored to be a Board Member for this professional, progressive and compassionate organization. The growth over the last three years has been phenomenal and I am eager to be part of Faith Aloud's continued success as we penetrate new markets with our messaging.

Women are not victims of abortion! We are victims of religious ideology that causes shame and stigma around our sexuality and reproductive choices! One huge mission of Faith Aloud is to eliminate the stigma of abortion by creating what I believe to be a paradigm shift for people of faith. The message is that God loves you, Jesus trusts you, you are empowered to make your own decisions and do not require forgiveness for it! It's all so simple!

We also embrace LGBTQ issues from a faith centered perspective; again with the same messaging: God Loves you, Jesus trusts you, You are empowered and you do not require forgiveness. We DO NOT pray away the gay here at this organization! Quite the opposite - we embrace it!

This is one organization I will support throughout my life in some way - either financially or through volunteer work, time - whatever is needed that I may provide.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Faith Aloud is an amazing organization that is doing so much great work out in the community! Finally there is an organization that provides spiritual counseling to women regarding their reproductive rights and options!

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a board member for Faith Aloud, as I was for its predecessor (Missouri Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice). Faith Aloud provides counseling services and support for women who are making difficult reproductive choices. Faith Aloud is comprised of people from all faith traditions who support reproductive choices. I have worked extensively with its executive director, the Rev. Rebecca Turner, who sensitively and passionately advocates for women.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was a board member with Faith Aloud, during my years the MO Religous Coalition for Reproductive Choice, for four years or so, After attending trainings as an all-options counselor around helping women deal with concerns around unexpected or unwanted pregnancies, I answered and responded by phone to women who wanted to discuss faith and their desires to choose an abortion as the sensible path given their current circumstance. Executive Director Rebecca Turner and her staff did a consistantly superior job of providing educational training, support and guidance as needs arose. The program to recognize heroes in the Choice Movement, those committed to protecting the reproductive health and rights of women, and to stand with women who chose to exercise their right to an abortion found me donning my collar to stand silently with and on behalf of women, often carrying a sign that said "pro-faith, pro-family, pro-choice," or a similar sentiment. Faith Aloud addresses the hurting women's need in our communities, who because of the loud voices of the religious right (which is neither), assume that there are no supportive folk in the faith community. By honoring these women's stories, and standing in solidarity with them, those of us who believe that God's love and justice requires our graceful presence at the side of the hurting and the "least of these" while many on the other side of the discussion choose to scream and call them names, proved a profound and faith shaping exercise for me. I apprecate Rev. Turner's leadership, and that of Faith Aloud. They remind us to speak up and out about our convictions, to not be silent while so many rage like the wind. Women on the front lines of the war over reproductive rights need allies, support and encouragement, and I'm proud to have played a role in the work of Faith Aloud on their behalf.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

081810 Yesterday's Board of Directors meeting was the most professional, efficacious, and kindly environment for any board meeting i've experienced to-date. What a privilege to be within this healthy learning and work environment! great kudos to Faith Aloud!!

Review from Guidestar

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization has displayed great courage and creative strategies in responding to the needs of women seeking good information about their reproductive choices, as well as offering those women shelter, compassion, and protection in a climate where making certain choices can stigmatize them. They are a group of very committed religious leaders whose theological posistions are consistent with longstanding traditions, and who are able to offer new words to counter the more intolerant voices within their faith traditions.

Review from Guidestar