Mothers’ Union in the Church of England Diocese in Europe
Its members, branches and leaders amongst the congregations and worship centres of the
Anglican Church in the Diocese in Europe
Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.
In 83 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision – to bring about a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships.
By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.
For all 4 million members what Mothers’ Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community – through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.
We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised. We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Our work is threefold;
- Programmes: a diverse range of programme meets the needs of people within local communities – from entrepreneur training, health education, parenting and relationship education provision, to teddies for children experiencing stress or trauma – our programmes are designed to meet the needs of people at the local level.
- Internationally, nationally and at the local level, our policy work challenges root causes of injustice and works for better conditions in society for children and families.
- All of our work is underpinned by the Christian faith of our members
– a challenge to ‘love mercy, seek justice and walk humbly with our God.’ Micah 6:8.