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Mothers' Union

About The Mothers' Union

Mothers' Union of the Episcopal Church

The Mothers' Union was founded in England in 1876 and now is the largest Christian women's organization in the world, with members in 70 countries. Members are committed to support of Christian family life, and follow a rule of midday prayer. Projects include work in prisons, juvenile detention centers and hospitals; programs for prevention of teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS; workers' co-ops and training for leadership and advocacy in developing countries; and relief for families affected by war and natural disasters.

The Mothers' Union worldwide has more than a million members, 1,000 of them men—one of whom is Bishop Leo Frade, who joined 25 years ago in London. The bishop's wife, Diana, is also a member.

The objectives of the Mothers' Union are:

  • To uphold Christ's teaching on the nature of marriage and promote its wider understanding
  • To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favorable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity