10/17/2017

October Resource Review: Taking Action to End Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We know that one in four women in the United States will suffer from some form of intimate-partner abuse during her lifetime. When we look at Mississippi, that number is much higher–40% or 2 in 5 Mississippi women have experienced sexual or domestic violence. Verbal abuse, physical abuse, reproductive […]

09/06/2017

Faith in Women Presents

An Evening with Dr. Willie Parker   Later this month Faith in Women will host Christian reproductive justice advocate Dr. Willie Parker for an evening conversation entitled “Called to Courage: Because of My Faith, Not in Spite of It” in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Parker, an obstetrician/gynecologist who provides abortion care in some of the most underserved […]

08/03/2017

August Partner Highlight: Moore Community House

Moore Community House Our summer blog series features some of our partner organizations working in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement. This month we highlight Moore Community House.  Moore Community House, a mission agency of United Methodist Women, served as the first organizational “home” for Faith in Women back in early 2015. Read on to […]

07/14/2017

July Partner Highlight: Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi Our summer blog series features some of our partner organizations working in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement. This month we highlight the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi has been a supporter of the work of Faith in Women since our earliest days. Here’s a little […]

06/15/2017

June Partner Highlight: RCRC

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice This summer we will be featuring a number of our partner organizations working in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement. The first organization in our partnership series is the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Brief History of RCRC RCRC has its roots in the Clergy Consultation Service, which […]

05/24/2017

May Resource Review: Books We’re Reading

  This month we are excited to pilot our first ever Faith in Women virtual book club! Some of our fantastic Mississippi-based faith leaders and activists are currently reading Life’s Work by Dr. Willie Parker. Together we’ll be engaging in some dynamic group discussions via video conference this week. To celebrate our latest endeavor, this month we’re highlighting five […]

04/11/2017

April Resource Review: Podcasts We Love

One of our favorite ways to stay current on issues affecting women’s health and rights is by subscribing and listening to podcasts. What exactly is a podcast? A podcast is a form of audio or video media that can be downloaded and listened to on-demand at your own time and pace. The best part about […]

03/13/2017

March Resource Review: Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now

    Documentaries are a great way to learn more about an issue you care about and start conversations with your family and friends. With online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, watching these films at home is easier than ever. Here are some of our favorites. As many of these films deal […]

02/09/2017

February Resource Review: Responding to Common Questions about Sex Ed

This is the second part of our blog series focused on comprehensive sexuality education. You can read our introductory post here. Over the course of 2017 we’ll also discuss topics like reproductive justice, health care, and advocacy- so stay tuned! Thinking of starting a sex ed program in your church or faith community? Are you […]

01/23/2017

January Resource Review: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Welcome to the Faith in Women Resource Review! This monthly blog series will feature some of our favorite tools and resources, and we’re kicking things off with an introduction to our 2017 work on comprehensive sexuality education.   Why is Faith in Women focusing on comprehensive sexuality education (often referred to simply as “sex ed”)? […]