In addition to the regular meeting at branches, we hold a number of special events.
Many are run by the dioceses while others are run by the Province.
Provincial events are advertised and reported on this page. For information about
events in each diocese and for Provincial events in earlier years, please click on
the links in the Event Archive box below to the left.
Supporting Fair Trade is one way we can all help to stop the unfair exploitation
of poor farmers, many of whom are women.
This conference has the theme ‘Fair Trade and Gender Equity’ and will be held on
Saturday 7th September 2019 at Dalziel High School in Motherwell.
To find out more and to register to attend, please click here. Registration is open
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Each year Mothers’ Union joins delegates from across the Anglican Communion and women’s
organisations from around the world at the UNCSW – each bringing their own experiences
of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure
for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
They are passionate about bringing positive change to their communities and being
a part of the dialogue to urge their governments for better rights for girls and
women across their life course. You can find out more about our involvement on
the Mothers’ Union central website by clicking here.
The Anglican Communion, which includeds the Scottish Episcopal Church, is also involved
and is looking for nominations for delegates. You can find out more by clicking here.
Good Food Nation
Mothers Union members from Holy Trinity Church, Motherwell, Lanarkshire helped host
a Meet and Greet Coffee and Pancake event on Shrove Tuesday 2019 to help publicise
the Good Food Nation consultation.
Excellent presentations were given at this event by Stephanie Manders from the Scottish
Food Coalition and Gordon Thomson (Manager Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership).
Round table talks about the Scottish government’s Good Food Nation proposals for
legislation followed the presentations with thought-provoking questions and discussions.
This event created a very good opportunity for different voices to be heard on the
subject of Scotland's vision to become a Good Food Nation.
Our hope is that the Scottish government will protect and progress everyone's right
to food:the right to be able to access nutritious and healthy food which is sourced,
processed, and distributed in a fair and sustainable manner.
The deadline for public response to the government’s consultation in Scotland is
29 March 2019. MU members in Scotland are invited to make their views known to the
Scottish government by simply following this link.
Katharine Kilgour, Branch Leader at Motherwell, has accepted a 10 hour a month voluntary
role as Good Food Nation Ambassador. Her aim is to raise awareness of The Good Food
Nation public consultation which is now open in Scotland and continues until 29th
Food and drink is an essential aspect of the Scottish economy however, Scotland has
well known endemic health related problems due to over eating and excessive alcohol
consumption among the population. There is also the problem of over production and
food waste, alongside people with insufficient funds to feed themselves. Katharine
says more about the campaign in this video.