“While our beliefs and convictions may vary, we are united with other faiths in our commitment to a higher cause that transcends our personal interests and motivates us to give of our substance, our time, and our energies on behalf of our fellow men and women,” said Sister Jean B. Bingham.
Sister Jean B. Bingham, the new general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the United Nations in New York City Thursday on the Church’s humanitarian efforts during a faith-based “Focus on Faith” panel discussion. The annual briefing was sponsored by the U.N. Department of Public Information.
“I am honored to be here today to discuss the role of faith-based organizations in relieving suffering and building capacity among the peoples of the world — particularly those who are most vulnerable,” said Sister Bingham, who leads the Church’s more than 7.1 million Mormon women. The Relief Society, founded 175 years ago, is also considered one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world.
“I am grateful to be in the midst of so many friends who recognize the tremendous good that is achieved when people of faith come together,” said Sister Bingham. “It is my hope that we will all work together through small and simple means to accomplish extraordinary things.”