Founded in 1941, Church Women United (CWU) is a national volunteer Christian ecumenical women’s movement initiated and carried out by women in the United States and Puerto Rico. It is a movement that brings together women of diverse races, cultures and traditions in Christian fellowship, prayer, advocacy, and action for peace with justice in the world. CWU engages millions of women representing twenty-six supporting denominations and participating Christian women.
CWU Connects Women in a Vital Movement, developing relationships among women to:
- Share life stories that inspire hope and action
- Deepen faith through prayer, study and action
- Facilitate local, state and national action networks
CWU Strengthens Leadership, creating resources to:
- Reach out to Christian women
- Identify and train local and national leaders
- Engage in dialogue with women of other faiths.
Church Women United’s Motto
Agreed to differ, resolved to love, united to serve.
Church Women United’s Common Goals
- We intend to grow in our faith and to extend our vision of what it means to be Christian women of faith in society today.
- We intend to strengthen visible ecumenical community.
- We intend to work for a just, peaceful, and caring society.
- We intend to use responsibly and creatively the resources God has entrusted to us—our intelligence, our time, our energy, our money—as we carry out Christ’s mission through Church Women United.
Church Women United’s Quadrennial Priorities 2021-2024
THEME: Justice and Righteousness
GOD’S WORD: The Lord God has told us what is right and what he demands: “See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.” Micah 6:8 CEV
Acting justly is rooted in what is right as it relates to our relationship with God and lived out in our relationship with each other and in our stewardship over creation. God has shown us what is good and what is required to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly (under God’s leadership). 4In these days and times, the world has seen an increasingly public display and demonstration of the many ways humans have found to harm one another. Played out on a global scale from the highest of government positions to the everyday-ness of what it means to be a neighbor, the injustices of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, unbridled capitalism, and inequitable power have entrenched hatred and evil from our foundational institutions to our interpersonal interactions. Church Women United (CWU) has a special role to enact a distinct form of hope into what could otherwise be seen as intractable despair.
CWU, as an organization and as a community of church women, is poised to use its collective, regional, and local influence and numbers to mobilize human, economic, legislative, and educational capital for the focused purpose of cultivating mutual good for all human beings – in other words – to bring about true justice as a foundation for producing and protecting true peace.
The Action and Global Concerns committee has found itself with a unique opportunity to create anew an action plan to tackle some of what we’re calling, “momentum points.” Momentum points are areas of content and strategy that lead to building the momentum needed to dislodge the power of the status quo and construct new ways of being for mutual human flourishing. Taking seriously that no one organization can tackle all that needs to be “fixed” in the world, we have constructed a template by which we can methodically and intentionally address “momentum points” to garner the greatest shifts toward justice; which can then be contextualized by individual units who will work individually and in partnerships in their areas. The following provides a template to be used as a guide toward such work. May the blessings of God be with us and correct us as we do the work of God in the world and become more and more who we’ve been divinely created to be. AMEN.
- Priority #1: Health and Wellness
- Priority #2: Climate Stewardship
- Priority #3: Social Justice
- Priority #4: Hunger and Poverty
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Church Women United’s Atlanta, Inc. 2023-2024 Projects
Girls Rite of Passage
Atlanta Community Food Bank Annual Walk/Donation
Stand for Peace (4th Friday of each month 12 Noon-1PM) or Stand Weekly
Interfaith Children’s Movement Annual Prayer Breakfast (October) and
Georgia State Capitol Visit during Georgia Legislative Session (Date TBD)
Georgia Festival of Tree Decoration (November 2023 and 2024)
Book Creation (Her Stories: Our Legacy)
Nursing Home Ministry
Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Say Yes to the White Dress (White dresses for Underprivileged Students graduating from college).