Latin American Council of Churches, CLAIguia-ddssrr-clai

We, representatives of churches and ecumenical bodies, full, fraternal and associate members who make up the Latin American Council of Churches, and special guests, cooperating institutions, Theological Education Centres and other ecumenical bodies, participated in the Continental Consultation ¨The Churches and Sexual and Reproductive Rights,” in the City of Havana (Cuba), on 21-22 May 2013, on the occasion of the 6th General Assembly of CLAI:

– We are of the view that the treatment of the themes of sexual and reproductive health should be assumed within the context of human rights and should be guaranteed by the governments – but under the principle of secularism -, particularly including the prevention of gender and sexual violence, safe motherhood, sexuality education, prevention and care for people with HIV/Aids, respect for the human body, and family planning. These issues are necessary and relevant to a true transformation of our societies.

– We have today, after intense research, the tools we need to facilitate this process, summarized in the Training Guide “The Churches and Sexual and Reproductive Rights” for Faith Communities, Ecumenical Organizations and Networks of Civil-Society Organizations.

Guide available in PDF here