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USAID, partners target preventable deaths

New efforts unveiled to save millions of women, children

More than $600 million in major public/private partnerships, awards with 26 partners to improve maternal and child survival announced. read more »

July 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Hobby Lobby

Contraception mandate violates some employers’ religious freedom

5-4 decision limits coverage of birth control without patients’ cost sharing as mandated in Affordable Care Act. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on July 03, 2014

‘Advocating for Women & Girls of Sacred Worth’

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet training Sept.6 Peoria, Ill.

First regional workshop will address how faith communities can respond through advocacy, action. read more »

July 03, 2014

Expecting vulnerability

A reflection on 1 Samuel 1

How do we transform ourselves as individuals and as a community of faith to be a refuge for women and girls? read more »

by Katey Zeh
on June 25, 2014

Lift up sacred worth of women, girls

Write letter to Congress

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet summer campaign emphasizes supporting funding for maternal health, family planning. read more »

June 02, 2014

Mother’s Day worship resource

‘Stitching Our Live Together’

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet free downloadable resource offers ideas prayers, advocacy suggestions to make observance globally focused. read more »

April 22, 2014

Expectant tears

A Lenten reflection on Hannah in the Temple (1 Samuel 1:4-20)

No feeling of inadequacy can diminish that all of us are children of God with sacred worth. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on April 08, 2014

Protect the common good

Hobby Lobby case goes beyond contraception

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet director says letting employer restrict access imposes on religious freedom. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on March 26, 2014

14 faith leaders to watch

Zeh of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet on list

Faith-based advocates “formidable” in calling thousands of people across the country to action. read more »

March 25, 2014

Clergy should challenge me

… to live a risk-taking faith

Great Plains Conference Lay Leader says it would help if clergy reminded her God is present, working in her life. read more »

by Courtney Fowler
on March 05, 2014

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