About the Faith Subcommittee
Committee's Vision for ICFP2022
The Subcommittee also seeks to leverage ICFP 2022 as an opportunity to share this message outside the family planning community to reach broad populations, including people of faith, to help dispel myths that family planning goes against faith-based values, and instead, is consistent with beliefs that support protecting mothers and children.
Members, Partners & Supporters
Representatives from Christian Connections for International Health, Catholics for Reproductive Health and the Faith To Action Network (F2A) are co-chairing the Subcommittee. A number of representatives from other organizations are serving on the Subcommittee, including:
Get In Touch
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The Faith Subcommittee will encourage a wide variety of presentations and discussions related to faith and family planning, as well as plan media sessions such as Facebook Live and other opportunities to capitalize on the broad reach of social and earned media.
The Subcommittee is also exploring a pre-conference and networking events to share the impact of faith community work in FP. The plans will be finalized after consultations with the National Faith Subcommittee of the ICFP National Steering Committee in Thailand.
Stay tuned as we add more activities and details to this list!
Faith Community Overview
The Faith Community Is Key to Universal Access
Faith is a fundamental part of life for people across the globe. Research shows that worldwide, more than eight in ten people identify with a religion. More importantly for improving family planning access in underserved areas, over 90 percent of people in countries with an unmet need for family planning consider religion a very important part of who they are. Therefore, it’s absolutely necessary that these communities are able to see that family planning is consistent with their faith values and supports healthy families.
Faith Leaders as Influential Advocates
Religious leaders are well respected and influential with their communities and policymakers, making them ideal advocates for sensitive issues such as family planning and reproductive health.
Faith-based Health Providers Reach Far and Wide
Faith-based health providers are major health care providers around the world. In 2015, The Lancet explored the reach and quality of faith-based health providers, which provide 20 to 70 percent of medical care in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Lancet series, evidence indicates that the faith-based providers give care without prejudice to people of all faiths and the populations they serve have a high opinion of the care they receive.
Faith Community Webinar
Faith & #NotWithoutFP Forum