Creating awareness on reproductive health consistent with faith values

Religious leaders and representatives attending an international conference on Faith and Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia, had pledged to promote reproductive health issues.

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“The faith community believes in the sacredness of life and affirm our responsibility to the thriving of the human family”, a communiqué issued by the participants at the closing session of the conference, and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, stated.

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In all, 85 signatories from 26 countries, representing the Budhist, Christian, Confucian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faiths signed unto the communiqué.

The communiqué said the religious organizations would continue to advocate internally within their faith communities to mainstream family planning services.

They have resolved to partner with governments, as well as the international community to foster access to quality reproductive healthcare services.

The communiqué noted that creating awareness on reproductive health was consistent with faith values and practices such as education helped protect the lives and health of the mother, children and family as a whole.

The participants committed themselves to tenets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to advance the cause of humanity.

Source: GNA

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