Bev Jullien to speak on MULOA

Bev Jullien to speak on MULOA

14th October, 11am

Bev Jullien, chief executive of Mothers’ Union (and mother of St George’s church member Stephen Jullien), will be speaking at St George’s on 14th October during the 11am service, laying out the plans and hopes for the organisation up to 2020.

The work of Mothers’ Union includes:

  • challenging domestic violence
  • embracing difference in relationships
  • building community cohesion
  • helping refugees
  • connecting with church and community (health education, supporting the elderly and children, visiting prisons, etc)
  • enabling sustainable transformation by partnering with programmes overseas in community development of all kinds: economic, relational, personal and spiritual.

Mothers’ Union is currently undertaking a strategy-building and envisioning process. As implied by the name MULOA, which stands for Mothers’ Union Listens Observes Acts, the process is built on three principles:

LISTENING

  • to God
  • to each other
  • to the marginalised
  • to learning from others
  • creating a safe space

OBSERVING

  • identifying and celebrating what we have
  • looking to the future

ACTING

  • taking responsibility
  • feeding back honestly

This process is designed to enable all 600 dioceses in which Mothers’ Union works globally to listen to each other, to the people they serve and to partners, in order to co-create the future together.

Ahead of the service, it would be helpful to think of a story of outreach and reflect on the following questions:

  • Who do we serve?
  • Who is left out?
  • What do we do best?
  • What is unique about what we do?
  • Who or what helps or hinders us?
  • How can we overcome challenges and build on strengths?

At St George’s, Nkechi serves as Branch President, Esther as Secretary and Brenda as Treasurer. It is hoped that they can be officially commissioned in 2019 when the Mothers’ Union Diocesan President Tonie Chandler can be present.

For more information on MULOA go the website https://muenterprises.org/europe/ where Revd Deborah Chapman posts monthly reflections.

Pictured above: Church of England chaplains (including Revd Deborah Chapman, centre) gathered at Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, England, in early 2018 to discuss future directions for MULOA.

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