Social Policy

Policy for the MU means creating positive change for families in society. It is not only demonstrating concern for those who are not heard in society; it is about giving them a chance to speak for themselves.

Along with policy statements, discussion papers and briefings, MU produces resources for prayers and reflection on current issues in society.

The Christian gospel is full of political implications – caring for God's world and caring for others. Policy work enables us to put such gospel values into practice by working towards justice, compassion and reconciliation. The MU views policy as integral to its mission. Policy work helps to identify how best to carry the values of our faith into family life, the workplace and the public arena. As we think about our Christian beliefs and policies, we gain a deeper insight into what God is like, which in turn feeds our spirituality. MU members around the world inspire and underpin all our policy work. It is this constant dialogue of policy informed by everyday experiences that gives the Mothers' Union its unique voice in society.

MU Guildford is able to contact members by email to give them regular updates on the work of the Mothers' Union and allow them to have their say on the latest issues and so take part in policy-making.

Faith and Policy Watch – the MU Social Policy newsletter- is available from the Social Policy contact and also from Mary Sumner House or on line from the Mothers’ Union website.

If you would like to learn more please contact Sylvia Taylor our social policy co-ordinator here