Right to Privacy (#5083 2012 BOR)
Theological Statement The Christian faith stresses the dignity of and respect for human personality and the need to protect its privacy. Our human right to privacy has an importance in... Continue reading
The Status of Women (#3444, 2012 BOR)
I. Christianity was born in a world of male preference and dominance. Practices, traditions, and attitudes in almost all societies viewed women as inferior to men, as having few talents... Continue reading
Responsible Parenthood (#2025 2012 BOR)
We affirm the principle of responsible parenthood. The family, in its varying forms, constitutes the primary focus of love, acceptance, and nurture, bringing fulfillment to parents and child. Healthful and... Continue reading
Maternal Health: The Church’s Role (#3203, 2012 BOR)
“I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live to the fullest” (John 10:10). Motherhood is sacred. Mothers are important figures in our... Continue reading
Beka Olson is the daughter of a United Methodist minister and a strong advocate for women. Since attending a Healthy Families, Healthy Planet advocacy training in 2012 she has organized...
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Diane Talley attended a Healthy Families, Healthy Planet training in 2012 and continues to build support for the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project in South Carolina. Diane serves as United...
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Dr. Irma Clark is a proven leader and advocate for woman in the church and the world. She serves as Director of Lay Servant Ministries for the Chicago Southern District...
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Rev. Gina Gile
Gina attended the very first Healthy Families, Healthy Planet advocacy training in 2011. Since then she has partnered with fellow Ambassador Courtney Fowler to mobilize United Methodist support for international...
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UMC Leadership & Government
At the 2012 General Conference, delegates adopted a resolution written by Healthy Families, Healthy Planet entitled “Maternal Health: The Church’s Role.” Since then HFHP has been working to build episcopal support for global maternal health and family planning through a Bishop Sign-On Letter, co-written with Bishop Beverly Shamana. The following eighteen Bishops are supporters of this effort:
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. (San Francisco Episcopal Area)
Bishop Minerva Carcaño (Los Angeles Episcopal Area)
Bishop Ray Chamberlain (Retired)
Bishop Ken Hicks (Retired)
Bishop Scott Jones (Kansas Episcopal Area)
Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer (Retired)
Bishop Deborah L. Kiesey (Michigan Episcopal Area)
Bishop Michael McKee (Dallas Episcopal Area)
Bishop Jane Middleton (Retired)
Bishop Gary Mueller (Arkansas Episcopal Area)
Bishop Albert Frederick Mutti (Retired)
Bishop Joaquina Nhanala (Mozambique Episcopal Area)
Bishop Alfred L. Norris (Retired)
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (West Ohio Episcopal Area)
Bishop Beverly Shamana (Retired)
Bishop Ann B. Sherer-Simpson (Retired)
Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor (Holston Episcopal Area)
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward (Raleigh Episcopal Area)
Click here to view a copy of our Bishop sign on letter.