CHURCH WOMEN UNITED, USA, (CWU) is a national volunteer Christian
women's movement initiated and carried out by women in
the United States. It is a movement
brings together women of diverse races, cultures and traditions in
closer Christian fellowship,
prayer, advocacy, and action for peace
with justice in the world.
CWU engages women representing twenty-six supporting denominations
and participating Christian women.
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED IN VIRGINIA is one part of the three parts which
make up the movement.
These three parts - local, state, and national
- are interdependent and interrelated and constitute the movement
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED, USA.
The PURPOSE of CWU IN VIRGINIA is to encourage Christian women to
come together in a visible community to witness to unity and faith
in Jesus Christ, our divine Lord and Savior, enabled by the Holy
to go out together into every neighborhood and nation as
instruments of reconciling love.
The NATURE of CWU IN VIRGINIA is an expression of the national
movement through which Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and
other Christian women express the ecumenical dimensions of their
CWU IN VIRGINIA does not limit its concern with the state or
CWU IN VIRGINIA supports local units within Virginia by providing leadership training, helping units
achieve their objectives, and connecting units to State, Regional and National levels.
The FUNCTION of CWU IN VIRGINIA is to deepen commitment to Jesus
Christ, His mission, and His church. Here, Christian women may
determine goals, study, speak, and act together on common issues,
and experience community through worship, study, action and
CWU in VA cooperates with organized groups of church women within
the state, and resources and develops local units of Church Women
United within Virginia.
We assure ecumenism, diversity, and global community as
characteristics basic to the life and work of Church Women United In
Virginia, and serve as a vital, creative link between national and