The Religious Consultation on Population,
Reproductive Health & Ethics
Sacred Choices Initiative
The Sacred Choices Initiative is a worldwide issues campaign
aimed at expanding scholarly and lay perceptions of the positions of the world's
religions on contraception and abortion. The goal is to change the international
discourse on family planning and open the way to a more informed and humane stance
on woman's rights within a religious context. The campaign was organized by a
group of international religious scholars from various religions known as The
Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics. The Consultation
is advised by a council of recognized experts on population and health.
The book Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion
in Ten World Religions, by Daniel Maguire, is the centerpiece for this global
effort. However this initiative also includes:
WTTW-TV and Milwaukee's THE DUNCAN GROUP, INC. are presently working on a co-production
of a new public television documentary in which our work for Sacred Choices is
series of symposia in Egypt and Chile, beginning in 2002, which will address the
issues surrounding the Sacred Choices Initiative;
Religious Consultation (TRC) web site will provide users with instant access to
the organizers and serve as a bridge between online and offline activities of
Most people have been led to believe
that contraception and abortion are forbidden by their religion. There are other
teachings in these same religions that give followers the moral freedom to choose.
Sacred Choices seeks to make these suppressed teachings widely known.