In 1997,the National Black Church Initiative (BCI) was successfully launched by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. It was developed under the leadership of Reverend Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, to assist African-American clergy, laity and youth in addressing teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, sexual and domestic violence and reproductive health and justice in the context of African-American culture and religion.

The National Black Church Initiative seeks to “break the silence” on sexuality in the Black church through the use of forums, summits, social media, public policy, education and advocacy. BCI offers training and workshops in the use of our acclaimed faith-based sexuality curriculums for youth and adults, “Keeping It Real!” and “Breaking the Silence.” BCI provides capacity building training for HIV/AIDS ministries and advocacy resources and training for reproductive health and justice.

For more information please contact the MultiCultural Programs Department of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice at 202-628-7700 ext 24.  Click here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on twitter.


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