Archive for 2017

12/15/2017

Our 2017 Letter from the Director

As 2017 comes to a close, I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for the privilege of leading Faith in Women and for what we have been able to accomplish together over these last two years. Let me take this opportunity to thank each of you for your support and partnership in transforming Mississippi for […]

11/28/2017

November Resource Review: More Podcasts We Love

At Faith in Women, conversation is key. Listening, learning, and engaging with complex ideas shared by a diversity of voices helps to shape our understanding of the world and improve our ability to make the world a more just and compassionate place for others, especially for women and girls. Podcasts are one of our favorite […]

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 […]