About CWU

Who We Are
Church Women United (CWU) is a Christian women’s movement bringing together women of diverse races, cultures and traditions in closer Christian friendship, prayer, advocacy and action for peace with justice in the world.

Nationally, CWU engages millions of women representing 26 supporting denominations and participating Christian women.  Women gather in local units for prayer study, community action and celebrations of Christian faith.  There are 15 local CWU units throughout Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin state unit of CWU supports local units by providing opportunities for training and sharing information, networking with other Wisconsin groups with common interests, and education/action on issues of concern to women of faith.  State-wide gatherings and our newsletter keep CWU women in touch others who share their Christian faith and mission.

Wisconsin CWU supports the national CWU movement by passing on news and suggestions from local units, relating national CWU goals and programs to local units, and providing annual financial support.

Common Goals:
1.  We intend to grow in our faith and to extend our vision of what it means to be Christian women living and working in society.
2.  We intend to strengthen the visibility of the ecumenical community.
3.  We intend to work for a just, peaceful and caring society.
4.  We intend to use responsibly and creatively the resources God has
      entrusted to us – our intelligence, our time, our energy and our money – as we carry out the mission of Christ through Church Women United.

Our Mission:
Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.  Founded in 1941, Church Women United is:  
 • a movement representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and
    other Christian women
 • biblically based, shared Christian faith
 • organized into more than 1,200 local and state units working for peace   
    and justice in the United States and Puerto Rico
 • supported by constituents in state and local units and denominational
    women’s organizations
 • impassioned by the Holy Spirit to act on behalf of women and children
    throughout the world, and
 • recognized as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations

Quadrennial Priority (2012-2016)
"Bringing God's Shalom/Salaam to Our World”
Every four years CWU adopts a quadrennial priority area of concentration to focus its social justice advocacy and action on a specific area(s) of need.  The quadrennial priority is embraced by the movement and is used to guide CWU’s work at the local, state and national levels. 
CWU’s priority this quadrennial is “Bringing God's Shalom/Salaam to Our World.”  Key areas are:
+ Health: Promote the health and well-being of all people.
+ Environmental Care: Promote personal communal and governmental decisions that express care for all God's creation.
+ Justice: Promote shalom/salaam through understanding, education, confession, forgiveness, reconciliation and non-violence.
+ Economic Justice: Promote dignity, safety, and economic opportunities for all people.
More information about the Quadrennial Priorities is available from the Church Women United website.

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