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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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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.
I have been a volunteer counselor for Faith Aloud for several years. I speak to women who need to be reassured that God is still with them, even as they wrestle with making a decision about abortion, or as they continue to process that decision. Most of the women I have spoken to end our conversation by thanking me for listening and praying with them. A woman I spoke with just last week said, "Thanks for reminding me that God hasn't abandoned me. I guess I always knew that, but I really needed to be reminded right now." I am grateful that Faith Aloud and their volunteer counselors are available to women like this who need to be reminded that God loves them.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so, so much for having this here. I was once in the horrifying position of being a Christian teen faced with the chance of an unwanted pregnancy. I felt so terrified, I didn't know what to do, I didn't know who to turn to, and I certainly didn't feel as though I could pray about it. Eventually the pregnancy terminated itself, but even then I stayed silent. My family, pastor, and friends never learned my secret.// I never want another woman to have to go through that choking fear and feel as though she has no where to go, and you people at Faith Aloud are helping that more then you know. You should be a staple in every clinic. What you do is wonderful, and something that I believe warms Jesus Christ's heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish nothing but love and wellness for this group.
Faith Aloud is a professional, compassionate, and ethical presence of justice in the world. The dedication they show to women around the world is reflective of the passion they have for reproductive justice and the empowerment of women.
Faith Aloud works tirelessly in the community, developing ethical and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
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.
Faith Aloud is a wonderful organization that is helping all people to better understand the rights that should be given to all women. Faith Aloud is working to take the socail stigma away off of women that have had abortions. Faith Aloud is working to help women to learn that making a decision for their lives makes them strong not sinful.
Faith Aloud's work for reproductive freedom is very important to me and to the community they serve. By showing that people of faith support women's right to make their own decisions about their health and sexuality, not despite their faith values, but as an integral part of those faith values, Faith Aloud provides a much-needed counterpoint to those who continually and loudly proclaim that women are incapable of moral judgement and their health decisions must be made for them by unsympathetic lawmakers and clergy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I've been volunteering on the board of trustees for Faith Aloud for five years. I have great respect of Faith Aloud and for the work it does. It is changing the landscape of reproductive justice in a badly needed way.
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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!
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