The internationality of the Grail is one of our greatest strengths. International Exchange of Grail members, and those seriously exploring Grail membership, can be a powerful support as we look to invite others into the Grail and strengthen our Grail participation. Only by doing this can the Grail strive to achieve our Vision:
We are called to create a sustainable world, transforming our planet into a place of peace and justice. … Recognising the global realities we confront, we are committed to growing together and learning from one another’s wisdom, experience and spiritual search. (International Grail Vision Statement 2011)
International Exchange in the Grail includes the connecting of sending and receiving countries so that Grail women in different countries can live and work together for a substantial time in a spirit of hospitality, learning and sharing, mutual respect, faith, fairness of opportunity for the benefit of the individuals and the growth of the Grail locally and internationally.
If you are interested in more information on Grail International Exchange, contact:
Fran Warner (Grail Sydney)
+612 488 022 050
Read about Australian experiences of Grail International Exchange programs:
- Fran Warner (East Africa, 2006)
- Ruth Crowe (East Africa, 1980)
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Through its consultative status at the United Nations, the Grail can voice its concerns on issues facing women globally.
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets in session annually to discuss questions of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Grail arranges 3-month internships for selected young women around the world, during which they prepare for their attendance at the CSW session in March, and afterwards write a group report on the session.
To find out more about the CSW program, contact:
Ruth Crowe (Grail Sydney)
Read about Australian experiences of CSW:
- Nour Barcha (2015)
- Bernadette Gemmell (2014)