The Mothers' Union celebrates 140 years of fun, work and influence across the world in 2016. Many changes have taken place in that time but Mothers' Union is still relevant, still praying, enabling and campaigning for a more just society meeting the needs of families across the world.
has over 3000 members in towns, cities and rural areas. There are branches from Settle to Wetherby; Catterick to Barnsley and a myriad of places between. Each member and the branches they are part of aims to
- reach out to those around
- support stable family life and
- promote a more just society.
Members are not all mothers and not all women.
Many members meet together locally to pray, plan and hear about what is happening locally, nationally and across the world.
the Mothers' Union is an international organisation with around 4 million members in eighty three countries. Like Mothers' Union in the UK, members seek to reach out in love and serve people in their communities through projects and offering Christian care for families, regardless of faith or background.
Mothers' Union groups in developing countries are working to transform their communities and break free from dependency on external aid. Literacy is often a key to participation in change. Read Roda's story from South Sudan. In a recent trip to Uganda, Bev Jullien, Mother's Union Chief Executive saw a co-operative piggery and school children making toys from 'waste' banana leaves - both projects which Mothers' Union was at the heart of - both facilitating change in their communities. More here. Find out more about the work of Mothers' Union members around the world.
People join the Mothers' Union for many reasons. For friendship and support. To give something back and make a difference in the community. Or to pray in an informed way for people around the world in radically different circumstances. More about getting involved here.