Sister Janet Marie Peterworth will be attending her first meeting as representative of the Ursuline Charism Family in the United States on the board of directors of UNANIMA International. The Ursuline Charism Family is made up of independent Ursuline Communities and two Roman Union Provinces across the USA.

UNANIMA International describes itself as “a non-governmental organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment. Their work takes place primarily at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where we and other members of civil society aim to educate and influence policymakers at the global level. In solidarity, they work for systemic change to achieve a more just world. On the ground, the unique membership of UNANIMA consists of 20 congregations of Roman Catholic sisters whose 20,000 constituents work in over 80 countries. They bring their voices, concerns, and experiences as educators, health care providers, social workers, and development workers to the United Nations.”

We’re proud to have Janet Marie representing the Ursuline Charism Family at UNANIMA!