Tajikistan, celebrating rural women gains!

Tajikistan, rural women gain business skills and independence through self-help groups “I earn money and it makes me happy,” says Anjira Ashurova, a 46-year-old woman who lives in the small village of Shahraki Somoniyon in Sughd Province, northern Tajikistan. “I spend it on my basic needs and those of my children. I feel strong. I learned new skills and am practicing them in my daily life. I enjoy my work and the most important thing is that I enjoy working as a team. We support each … [Read more...]

Benefits of Attending Church as a Family

In today’s fast-paced and frantic world, Sundays may be the only time that your family is able to catch up on much-needed rest and relaxation in preparation for another hectic week. Getting up early and rounding everyone up for church may seem more like work than an enjoyable way to end the weekend. Finding the right church may require a bit of trial and error, but your happiness within a congregation is largely dependent upon your family’s ability to fit in there and feel … [Read more...]

Spirituality, steps to ‘Finding the right church for your family’

Whether you’re moving to a new area or simply need to find a new church, there are a variety of factors that parents must consider before settling on membership in a specific congregation. For many, decisions regarding their spirituality and the religious training of their children are some of the most important choices they’ll ever make. While everyone must approach this intensely personal journey from the perspective of their unique family and individual needs, there are some basic … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Kids Should do Volunteer Work

Volunteering as a family, whether on a local or even an international level, has many benefits for both you and your children. There is an astonishing array of programs out there designed specifically to help kids get involved along with their parents, fostering positive self-growth and other valuable attributes that your children will carry with them throughout their adult lives. Here are 'ten of the reasons' why you might want to consider volunteering programs with your children, and … [Read more...]

International Federation of L’Arche

L'Arche International L'Arche Tahoma Hope is a member of the International Federation of L'Arche. The first L'Arche community was begun in 1964 in Trosly-Breuil, a village north of Paris, France. It began in much the same way that L'Arche Tahoma Hope did - in response to the need for companionship of two men with disabilities. Out of this single response has grown a Federation that is made up of over 135 communities in 36 countries throughout the world. Although each community functions … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Joy Reyes

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this Woman, a teacher 'Divinely Guided', a Woman with a 'heart of a lamb and the strength of a lion'. The motivation of this Woman's Actions are definitely rooted in LOVE, pure unadulterated LOVE. If our world had more Women like this one, the possiblity of Peace on Earth would increase immensely. In honor of PEACE WEEK, we have chosen to share this week, the Life of this Living Inspiration with the Women of our World. A … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION, Eve Ensler is Taking Action for Women of the Congo !

EVE ENSLER Takes Action for the Women of the Congo !   DOSHU, Congo — Zamuda Sikujuwa shuffles to a bench in the sunshine, pushes apart her thighs with a grimace of pain and pumps her fist up and down in a lewd-looking gesture to show how the militiamen shoved an automatic rifle inside her. The brutish act tore apart her insides after seven of the men had taken turns raping her. She lost consciousness and wishes now that her life also had ended on that day. The rebels from the … [Read more...]

National HIV/AIDS Strategy – The AETC Network Responds

The AETC Network Responds to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy AIDS Education and Training Centers The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC ) are working in a number of ways to support the goals set out in the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The AETC Program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau with funds from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, currently consists of a network of 11 Regional AETCs and five National AETCs . … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Centennial Women's History Month!

    History of National Women's History Month By Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Cofounder National Women's History Project 2011 Theme - Our History is Our Strength a Centennial Year (1911-2011) Celebrate!     Local Celebrations   As recently as the 1970's, women's history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women … [Read more...]

Community Call to Private Sector Support – Melody C. Barnes

  National HIV/AIDS Strategy     When President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2MB) in July 2010, he said, “The Federal government can’t do this alone, nor should it. Success will require the commitment of governments at all levels, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others.” Clearly, success at achieving our aggressive goals in the Strategy depends not only on Federal … [Read more...]

christian blind mission: Your LOVE in Action!

      February 2011   Thank you for transforming a child's life in 2010! 1,253 children can celebrate being able to hear, walk, live a fuller life... all because of you. Here's how you helped rescue forgotten children in 2010...   View Report → YOUR GIFTS – HELPING 350,000 CHILDREN SAY, "I CAN"!   Midway through 2010, we asked you to give Ethiopia's children the opportunity to go to school, walk again, and receive … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Reaching Out

  REACHING OUT     About four years ago, my boyfriend and I were passing the homeless youth shelter and we saw a young girl sitting on the steps outside. She looked hungry and tired and as if she had the whole world on her thin shoulders. She looked up and saw us. She called out to us, asking for help. The shelter was not yet open and probably not for several hours. Fortunately it was still light and the temperature was mild. My boyfriend gave her money so that she could buy something to … [Read more...]

Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

      World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as TheBody.com that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate every other day of the year? And how do we make World AIDS Day relevant before and beyond December 1? Every year, we create a special section for World AIDS Day , but we wanted our latest effort to be more than a list of resources and statistics. We … [Read more...]

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