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Stating the obvious

Sacred worth of women and girls

How long will we excuse practices that harm women and girls in the name of religious freedom? read more »

by Courtney Fowler
on July 30, 2014

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

Working to improve Nigerian women’s lives

United Methodist pastor striving to enhance status, role of women

One of first women ordained in Nigeria, Iliya is now general superintendent of the Southern Conference of the United Methodist Nigeria Episcopal Area, a top leadership position. read more »

by Susan Keaton
on 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

‘Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities’

3-session Bible study on gun violence

Free downloadable resource uses Micah 4:1-4 as its scriptural foundation. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 25, 2014

From Pakistan to the U.N.

Social-justice agency intern pursues dream in New York City

Experience ‘deepening rudimentary thinking on need for holistic understanding of rightful duties as citizens of this planet,’ intern says. read more »

by Shanzae Asif
on June 25, 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

Seeking Christian response to domestic violence

Ignoring abuse contributes to ongoing hardship, pain

30 participate in Kaunas, Lithuania, seminar led by General Board of Church & Society addressing violence, sexual abuse, trauma. read more »

by Katie Monfortte
on June 13, 2014

Replenish education fund

U.N. Advocacy Group on MDGs reaches out to G-7 members

Pledges being accepted to Global Partnership for Education to implement sound education plans in vulnerable nations. read more »

June 13, 2014

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