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HFHP Co-Hosts Webinar on Intersections of Women’s Health & Mass Incarceration - November 20, 2015

On November 16th the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project and the General Board of Church and Society co-hosted a webinar with Families for Justice as Healing and National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) to discuss the intersections of mass incarceration and women’s health... Continue reading...


Reclaiming Birth with Sacred Worth - April 07, 2015

By Katey Zeh In most instances when U.S. media portrays the birth of a baby, the storyline typically goes something like this: The woman’s water breaks in the grocery store. Her awestruck partner starts panicking that they need to rush to the... Continue reading...


Expecting the Unexpected - February 06, 2015

We are now into a new calendar year and have barely had time to take a deep breath before moving on in the seasons of faith.  I feel I have just barely completed our Advent study, Under Wraps with one of our new members,... Continue reading...


HFHP Co-Hosts Webinar on Intersections of Women & Climate - February 02, 2015

On January 28th the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project and the General Board of Church and Society co-hosted a webinar with the Sierra Club to discuss the intersections of women and climate and how congregations can take action in their communities. Featured speakers included Kim... Continue reading...


HFHP Co-Hosts Webinar on Intersections of Faith, Sexuality Education, and Local Congregations - September 03, 2014

On August 27th the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project and the General Board of Church and Society co-hosted a webinar to discuss the connections between our faith values and sexuality related to educational initiatives, practices of ministry, and witnessing on justice issues. Featured speakers included... Continue reading...


The Weeping Women: a Holy Week Devotion - April 16, 2014

By: Rev. Carrie Carnes Luke 23: 26-34 (CEB) As they led Jesus away, they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, who was coming in from the countryside. They put the cross on his back and made him carry it behind Jesus. A huge crowd of people... Continue reading...


Expectant Tears: Hannah in the Temple (1 Samuel 1) - March 20, 2014

By: Katey Zeh 1 Samuel 1:4-20: On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb.... Continue reading...


I would be helped if clergy would… - February 25, 2014

Last month Courtney Fowler, newly elected Lay Leader for the Great Plains conference, presented at a conference at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. Read her reflection below on how her experience with Healthy Families, Healthy Planet has helped her find her voice in ministry. ... Continue reading...


Human Trafficking – Women and Girls of Sacred Worth - January 30, 2014

  Photo: HFHP Ambassador Nancy Brown and United Methodist Women in Kansas Fight to Freeze Human Trafficking By: Nancy Brown, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Ambassador Do you know that Human Trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, is the second largest criminal industry in the... Continue reading...


The God Who Sees, A Church That Sees: Hagar and Human Trafficking - January 17, 2014

On January 15th the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project and the General Board of Church and Society co-hosted a webinar to discuss the challenges and realities human trafficking survivors face when seeking reproductive health care and the way our culture contributes to the marginalization of... Continue reading...

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