When we think of the systemic struggles of the developing world—extreme poverty, gender inequality, lack of educational access, proliferation of disease—it can be difficult to envision progress. Bill Frist, doctor and former US Senator, posits that maternal health is at the center of all these issues, and has dedicated his nonprofit Hope Through Healing Hands to caring for women and children.
The organization has partnered with faith leaders to make maternal health a global pro-life cause. Its latest venture, The Mother and Child Project, is a collection of essays on the topic, featuring perspectives from faith leaders and activists such as Desmond Tutu, Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Kay Warren—whose excerpt we’ve posted below. – Kate Shellnutt, Her.meneutics editor
For more than a decade, God has taken me on a journey. A journey in which I had to walk by faith not by sight. I didn’t know where God was leading me, and I wasn’t sure ...1