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New and expanded Fistula Stories curriculum
Explore faith in action, educate your community about maternal health, and walk in solidarity with your global sisters
By Meagan Manas
May 26, 2010
-- A recent
article in the medical journal
revealed that global maternal mortality is on the decline.
This is good news, but much progress remains to
It is still estimated that a woman dies in childbirth
or from pregnancy-related complications every 90 seconds—and that for every
one woman who dies there are 20 who live with childbirth-related injuries.
One of those injuries is Obstetric Fistula.
A hole between the vagina
and bladder and/or rectum that leaves women incontinent and shunned, fistula
affects more than 2 million women worldwide.
The curriculum was developed under the auspices of the National Council of Churches Womens Ministries program.
Through education, Bible study, and advocacy planning, Fistula Stories invites you to take a stand on Global Maternal Health.
Studying the specific issue of fistula provides a tangible framework in which to explore the connections between faith and action in our own lives.
All of the participants in
our pilot program during Fall 2009 reported that they understood the
connections between faith and action in their own lives in new and deeper
ways, and they felt empowered to be advocates for this and other issues!
curriculum is closely linked to a website,
www.fistulastories.org, where you can read
more stories of faith in action, find out more about fistula, and learn
about what is being done to improve life for women worldwide.
fistulastories.org to download the free
curriculum, complete with a leader’s guide and supplemental resources!
Explore faith in action, educate your community about maternal health, and walk in solidarity with your global sisters! Check out Fistula Stories today!
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