2016 - 2020 QUADRENNIAL PRIORITIES
The Quadrennial Priorities presented here represent the accumulated wisdom and concern of women across the movement. These priorities are offered as general guideposts for this quadrennial as they allow a variety of specific actions to be taken in support of them according to the interests, knowledge, and skill set of each unit within CWU. The Action/Global Concerns Committee is in the process of creating an accompanying document that will offer specific actions for each of the priorities listed below. This document will be available sometime later this year.
God’s Word: Know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and equity. Proverbs 1:2-3
Church Women United believes every child has the right to a quality education. We support innovative learning environments for our children designed to protect human dignity and support their well-being and full development. We work to ensure our children are prepared to compete, produce and thrive in the global economies of the 21st century.
HUNGER & POVERTY
God’s Word: A brother or sister in Christ might need clothes or food. If you say to that person “God be with you I hope you stay warm and get plenty to eat, but you do not give what that person needs, your words are worth nothing. James 2:15-16
Church Women United believes children, our most vulnerable citizens, are entitled to nutritious food choices and food security to ensure a healthy lifestyle, academic achievement, and economic productivity. As women of faith we are called to feed the poor, shelter the homeless and protect our children.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
God’s Word: A sound heart is life to the body. Proverbs 14:30
Church Women United women live full lives and fill many roles; including demanding careers. We often take little time for ourselves and virtually give little to no attention to our health. We pledge to be more attentive to our health and support other women in championing their health and well-being.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS
God’s Word: In Christ’s family there can be no division… Among us you are equal, that is, we are in Common relationship with Jesus Christ. Galatians 3: 28
Church Women United understands in an increasingly diverse and global world, the gospel of Christ is our example for embracing differences: in wealth, in ethnicity, in culture, and in race. Our ecumenical partnerships, valued faith traditions and Christian perspectives provide valuable resources for addressing the intersections of race, ethnicity and culture.