“RUN” Launches Planning Effort
The informal group of sisters, brother, priests and others who represent their respective Catholic religious congregations at the United Nations is called RUN – Religious at the UN. Today there are about 60 RUN members, representing over 200 congregations with around 100,000 members serving in 177 countries.
Members of RUN have always wanted to do more effective joint advocacy at the UN, and to collaboratively communicate with / educate their members on the ground. To study how to do this, RUN received funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for a one-year facilitated planning process. Please pray for our success in this grant; UNANIMA has been very involved in its writing.
Conrad N. Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels) left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently funds projects in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting youth in foster care, and supporting the work of Catholic Sisters.