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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

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

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

Intersection of maternal health, domestic violence

April 3 webinar sponsored by UMW, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet

Author wonders what ought to be the role of the church in commemorating International Women's Day. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on March 12, 2013

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

A joint statement from United Methodist Women and General Board of Church & Society

We cannot afford to allow heated politics to veil fact that women are dying and that childbirth remains one of the most dangerous endeavors a woman faces, statement declares. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 18, 2013

A Mary-focused Advent

West Ohio congregation studies maternal health

Sunday school class at Bellbrook UMC participated in study focused on stories of motherhood in the Bible and how they connect with the stories of women across the globe today read more »

by Katie Kraft
on January 11, 2013

‘She was a mom!’

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet gathering Dec. 1 in Bonner Springs, KS.

World AIDS Day program will also include assembling birthing kits for UMCOR. read more »

November 29, 2012

‘Poor, Young & Pregnant: Mary’s Advent’

1-session study prepared by Healthy Families, Healthy Planet

Study consists of prayers, scripture, facts about maternal health, questions for discussion, and instructions for assembling UMCOR birthing kits. read more »

November 14, 2012

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