"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead ~
We believe that we are called to advocate for gender equality and justice wherever we are able. We pursue this aim through individual involvement in a wide range of projects within and beyond the Church. We sometimes come together to support campaigns within the Church in Wales, where we offer the collective voice of MAE Cymru as an agent of change.
Standing with Ukraine
MAE Cymru stands alongside the people of Ukraine and we bring to them our prayers and support. There are many ways in which we can offer support – financially through organisations such as the Disasters Emergency Committee – and prayer too.
Is there a way in which you can raise your voice in support?
Is there a way in which you can help the charities providing food, clothes and medical supplies to Ukraine and surrounding countries?
Please join us in praying for Ukraine - you may find these prayers helpful.
International Anglican Women's Network
The International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) serves as a global voice of Anglican women, links women from around the world and is an official network of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
MAE Cymru has a link to IAWN through Mary Stallard's role as the Church in Wales representative to the Network.
Their website includes a range of helpful sections, including links to:
Ending Gender-based Violence
Preventing Human Trafficking
God's Justice: Just Relationships between Women and Men, Girls and Boys
Produced and offered worldwide by the Anglican Communion, God's Justice: Just Relationships between Women and Men, Girls and Boys is a set of study materials designed to deepen our scriptural and theological understandings of:
Why human beings, women and men, girls and boys, have equal value and innate dignity
The implications of this for the sharing of power, knowledge and resources, and for freedom from cultural and interpersonal systems of privilege and oppression
Why gender-based and domestic violence is a sinful perversion of our response to God’s reconciling love for all people, and is therefore unacceptable, inexcusable and intolerable
"In the Gospel accounts, Jesus’ ministry and teaching offer a radical reformulation of traditional male and female norms and values. There is much to explore deeply and to value as we seek positive leadership models and relationships that reflect healing, reconciliation and abundant life."
Thursdays in Black
Spearheaded by the World Council of Churches, Thursdays in Black is a global movement for a world without rape and violence.
"In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.
We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies.
The campaign is simple but profound. Wear black on Thursdays. Wear a pin to declare you are part of the global movement resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you.
Often black has been used with negative racial connotations. In this campaign Black is used as a colour of resistance and resilience."
Share your Thursdays in Black photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using hashtags #ThursdaysinBlack and #WCC!