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Mothers Union: so much more than cups of tea

“Mothers Union advocates and campaigns at local, national and international levels to see these changes become a reality. Members are passionate about issues of social justice, communicating with governments and decision makers, and collaborating with other charities and organisations to help bring a united voice for change,” says Diocesan Mothers Union President Bev Perry

Anglican delegation to CSW64 and CSW65: Robyn Andréo-Boosey (The Anglican Church of Australia); Bridie Boyd (The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia); The Rev'd Bianca Daébs (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil); Martine Dushime (The Anglican Church of Burundi); Clare Hendricks (The Episcopal Church); Bishop Sarah Mullally (The Church of England); Amal Sarah (The Church of Pakistan); and, The Rev'd Navina Thompson (The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East)

Churches are “important partners” to achieve gender justice, Anglican Communion tells UN

The Anglican Communion delegation to the United Nations 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) says that churches are important partners of governments and international organisations in reaching all sections of society, achieving gender justice and addressing COVID-19


Bundaberg Anglicans say ‘no’

“For the second time, Anglican Mothers Union Bundaberg held three events to support the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign. This year, we partnered with Bundaberg Regional Council, who show their commitment to raising awareness of domestic and family violence through the Red Bench Project,” says Bev Perry, Branch President of AMUA, Bundaberg


Julian of Norwich: 'all shall be well'

“Julian’s well-known phrase that ‘all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well’ comes from a place of great depth that assists us as we, too, face serious global health challenges in the COVID-19 environment,” says The Rev’d Penny Jones on Julian of Norwich, who is marked in our Lectionary on 8 May

Books & Guides

From Bush Brothers to Mission Area in 130 Years

“This book’s fundamental message is that the nitty-gritty of the economic livelihoods, social activities, cultural expressions and spiritual wellbeing of those living in our rural communities is uniquely intertwined, as folk resiliently pull together through the ups and downs of daily life,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald in her review of Christine McLean’s book, From Bush Brothers to Mission Area in 130 Years