Guyanese elected to lead Worldwide Mothers’ Union

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Guyanese made history by becoming the first person outside the British Isles to head the Worldwide Mothers’ Union.

On Monday, the global Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union elected Sheran Harper as its new Worldwide President, online publication Anglican Communion News Service reported.

Harper told the online publication she was delighted to accept the role. “Mothers’ Union is as relevant today as it was 142 years ago as the call to support families globally is now even greater. We are working alongside governments and other organisations in tackling issues which affect families wherever they are. In remote areas, where there is no access to social services, it is often Mothers’ Union that is leading the way,” she told the website.

Harper, a member of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies, will lead the Mothers’ Union’s four million membership which is spread across 84 countries. The post takes effect next year.

(Read story here: http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/10/south-american-woman-makes-history-as-the-mus-first-non-british-worldwide-president.aspx)

Tiffny Rhodius.

Image: Anglican Communion News Service.

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