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Want to be a voice for women and children around the globe? Participant in Advocacy Colloquiums! - June 13, 2012

In response to God’s call to care for the least of these, the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet advocacy colloquium is designed to bring together advocates from target Annual Conferences to mobilize for a healthier world for mothers and their children. We are excited... Continue reading...


A Mother’s Day Sermon - May 30, 2012

In honor of Mother’s Day, Rev. Sara Lamar-Sterling preached a sermon at First & Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven, Connecticut.  Her message highlights access to maternal health care and family planning as important moral issues of our time. Her sermon ... Continue reading...


Giving Birth is Not a Laughing Matter - May 15, 2012

By: Katey Zeh Last week while attending the United Methodist Church (UMC) General Conference in Tampa, Florida, I was observing a session where delegates from around the globe were discussing the future of our denomination. Like most other mainline denominations, the UMC has struggled with... Continue reading...


Become a Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Ambassador! - April 16, 2012

Want to help make the world safer for women and kids? Join Healthy Families, Healthy Planet to become a maternal health advocate this fall! Healthy Families, Healthy Planet is now seeking applications for our second annual maternal health advocacy colloquium.  Advocates can choose to... Continue reading...


College Avenue UMC group distributes birthing kits - April 02, 2012

Check out this great article from the Kansas East Conference about how a group of women are supporting our work!  http://www.kansaseast.org/news/detail/749   Continue reading...


Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Submits Resolution on Maternal Health to General Conference - March 22, 2012

For consideration at General Conference this April, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet has submitted a resolution calling on the church to support advocacy efforts to improve maternal health and access to family planning. The resolution, entitled “Maternal Health: The Church’s Role,” will... Continue reading...


HFHP Advocates in Central Texas Take Action to Prevent Maternal Mortality - March 10, 2012

On February 18th United Methodist Women of the Central Texas Annual Conference hosted their Annual Charter for Racial Justice Event highlighting issues of maternal health care, domestic violence and immigration and their connections to racism. More than 200 participants attended this event to learn more about... Continue reading...


Prayer vigil planned on federal budget - March 11, 2011

Prayer vigil planned on federal budget Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 25-28 By Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is involved in presentations during the 9th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference for... Continue reading...


Take Action—Oppose Cutting International Family Planning from the 2011 Budget - February 16, 2011

Your help is needed today! Rep. Latta (R-OH) has proposed an amendment that would eliminate all international family planning funding from the 2011 budget. This extreme measure would would be devastating to the health of women, children, and families around the world. Family planning is a... Continue reading...


Maternal Health Workshop at Ecumenical Advocacy Days - January 27, 2011

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet will be hosting a workshop on maternal health at the 9th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), which will take place in Washington, DC on March 25-28, 2011. Sponsored by the ecumenical Christian community, EAD brings advocates together to mobilize for action on... Continue reading...

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