UNANIMA International

In 2001 six congregations of women religious formed a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to advocate at the United Nations on behalf of the needs of women and children. They chose the name, UNANIMA, which begins with “UN” for United Nations and “ANIMA” the Latin word for feminine “spirit” or “life principal”. The organization brings the feminine spirit to the UN,  and represents a group acting with one heart and mind.
Because the work of UNANIMA International reflects the concerns and actions of the Holy Union Sisters, in 2004 the General Council asked to become a member congregation.
UNANIMA International is a coalition of smaller congregations of women religious with members on all continents committed to work for peace and human dignity in response to the needs of our world by service to our members, to the United Nations, and to other NGOs through collaboration, education, and action in affiliation with the UN regarding: 
● Women and children, particularly the economically poor
● Immigrants and refugees
● The welfare of the planet

Holy Union is one of the 25 member congregations in UNANIMA International. Sister Cecilia Fukah Egho will represent the congregation on the Board of Directors. The Board will be meeting in New York later this month and request your prayers for safe travels, guidance in planning, and health and energy to carry out the mission. Thanks to Sister Eileen Davey who has completed her term as representative for Holy Union. 

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