The Diocese of Pittsburgh reports in its newsletter, Grace Happens:

A local attorney has been named to a group that will represent the Episcopal Church at the 2015 meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Erin Morey, a parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, joins 19 others appointed to the churchwide delegation by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

The UN Commission will meet in New York from March 9-20, 2015. The conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Program for Action, an agreement among 189 nations that identified 12 critical areas of concern affecting women’s rights and set out to establish gender equality in the home, workplace, society and government.

Delegates to the 2015 conference will review the progress made since Beijing and address its unfinished agenda of empowering every woman and girl wherever they live.

“I am a dedicated advocate for women. I have been an advocate for women in our justice system. On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I want to make a difference for women globally,” said Morey.

Read the rest [via Constant Contact page].

Related: Episcopal News Service reports on the conference and the full delegation.

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