Irish Missionary Union
The IMU was founded in 1970, incorporating the members of the former Missionary Service Centre.
For nearly 1,500 years Ireland has been sending Missionaries throughout the world to witness to the Gospel. The Irish Missionary Union continues that tradition and its members are currently engaged in 84 developing countries. According to the 2011 census there are 1762 Irish Missionaries on Mission in other countries.
The IMU is a collaborative network of 87 Mission sending Congregations and Societies comprised of Sisters, Priests, Brothers and Lay Organisations.
The Irish Missionary Union is a collaborative network of Missionary Groups that promotes the understanding, development and sharing of Mission and strives to be a prophetic voice in society.
It promotes the call of all Christians to Mission, and supports those sent to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the reign of God in other cultures.
Through: Seeking justice, liberation and the integrity of creation among peoples through critiquing policies of missionary groups, international institutions and governments in the light of Gospel values…..
Promoting integral development in solidarity with peoples in every culture
Valuing the mutual enrichment and openness of cross cultural experience and learning
Encountering and dialoguing with peoples of different faiths and those searching for the truth
Keeping abreast of developments in missionary spirituality and challenge
… we fulfil our mission