As a global movement of women (and men), Mothers’ Union supports local churches with the prayers and activities of its branch members, local communities through social outreach projects and is an international campaigning charity. Particularly concerned with the plight of women in the world, its projects include literacy and development, parenting, micro finance and campaigning against violence against women and the trafficking of women. Mothers’ Union is part of Make Poverty History and the Jubilee Debt Coalition. Within the UK it has successfully lobbied government to introduce the Right to request flexible working for all parents, and internationally it speaks out on issues of gender equality through its representative status at the United Nations. (Based on an Article in Wikipedia; downloaded 14 Sept 2015)
Aim & Purpose: To demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. (From the Mothers Union website, Feb 2016.)
St Andrew’s branch of the MU has an active program of talks and meetings throughout the year, and trips during the Summer period. Details of activities for the next few months are available on a further page.
Secretaries of St Andrew’s Branch:
Kathy Priestley e: firstname.lastname@example.org; t: 07703 462713