In 2023

One year ago, the Supreme Court decimated the reproductive and religious freedom rights of Americans. Catalyzed by extremist religious activists, the conservative majority on the Court opened the door for a flood of state-level bans and restrictions by nullifying the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision. This week on The State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll reflect on the devastating consequences of Dobbs v. Jackson and hear insight on how faith communities can organize to protect reproductive access in our post-Roe reality. State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushebush also explores the essential role of faith communities in protecting our precious democracy for all with experts researching and organizing to do just that.

The Rev. Angela Tyler-Williams is co-director for movement building at SACReD, the Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity, which brings together organizers, religious leaders, and congregations to advance reproductive justice. On what she calls the one year anti-versary of Dobbs, there is no better guest to reflect on what we lost – and challenge us to navigate the challenges ahead together.

A More Perfect Union: The Jewish Partnership for Democracy exists to build and support a robust, well-resourced, trans-partisan Jewish coalition working together to strengthen democracy. Executive Director Aaron Dorfman, and Sofi Herscher Andorsky, Vice President for Strategy and Communications, join Paul for an important – and inspiring – conversation about lessons learned in 2020, and how they must be applied in 2024.

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