Mercy Global Action Office Moves to New York
On March 1st, the Mercy Global Action office transferred from Dublin to New York.
The vision underpinning this transfer is that a consolidated office in New York will facilitate MIA in positioning itself as a change maker for global justice, not only at the United Nations, but through its work in local communities, nations and regions throughout the world. Linking the local and the global, it will seek to engage with root causes of identified issues through theological, ethical social, political, economic, gendered and human rights analysis of these issues.
This combination of local hands-on engagement and analysis of global root causes places Mercy in a critical position to advocate and influence policy makers and governments at national and international level and to ‘harness the energy that was createdworld-wide’ through the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP).
The newly announced MIA vision speaks of Mercy Global Presence in response to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. MIA Global Action will, through its work and in collaboration with the efforts of the entire Mercy family, strive for 'the globalization of compassion and the recognition of God’s mercy as present and active in our world'.
This Strategic Plan prepared by the MIA Global Action team can be accessed here.
We take this opportunity to thank Denise Boyle fmdm, Catherine Gibbons rsm and Betty Lacey for their generous work on behalf of Mercy Global Action over the past years, and we pray for God’s blessing on Angela Reed rsm, Colleen Cloonan and Marian Gardner as the work continues.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA