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Tell Congress to invest in mothers, families

In July House Appropriations Committee approved foreign assistance cuts of up to 23% for maternal health and family-planning programs. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on August 19, 2013

Congress August recess begins

Opportunity to discuss issues at home

Poverty, maternal health, food assistance, God’s creation, health care, immigration, gun violence and criminal-justice reform timely topics of concern. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 05, 2013

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet empowering faith community

Webinar July 9 will explain Ambassador Advocacy training

Oct. 27–30 event will teach how to respond to tragedy of maternal mortality read more »

July 01, 2013

Alliances with churches important

UNFPA director says at Latin American Council of Churches assembly

States discussion of issues like reproductive rights and family planning with churches urgent, essential and compassionate. read more »

June 14, 2013

4th Ambassador advocacy training

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet October event in Washington, D.C.

Will engage people of faith on global tragedy of maternal mortality, need for family planning. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on June 06, 2013

New Healthy Families, Healthy Planet website

Profiles HFHP Ambassadors, new resources

People of faith can learn about global maternal health and how UMC is addressing the unmet need for family planning. read more »

May 28, 2013

International family planning

Obama proposes funding increase in 2014 budget

Increase critical given severe cuts in early 2013 due to impact of sequester. read more »

by Katie Kraft
on April 19, 2013

Intersections of maternal health, domestic violence

Free Healthy Families, Healthy Planet webinar April 3

When a pregnant woman suffers partner violence, she may suffer injury, miscarriage or even death. read more »

March 28, 2013

Faith Support for Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice

Congressional briefing in Capitol Visitors Center, March 11

General Board of Church & Society among sponsors of panel discussion. read more »

February 28, 2013

Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. Contains many resources on how to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and staying physically... read more »

Posted on February 25, 2013

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