New book says prevailing national interests and need for reform hinder United Nations.
A new book on the work of sisters at the United Nations does not pull any punches about the global body’s shortcomings.
The U.N.’s structure is outdated and unwieldy, and it faces financial challenges and remains in thrall to its most powerful members, like the United States, writes Sr. Margaret Scott in her recently published Gospel Women at the United Nations.
But Scott, a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, still affirms the U.N.’s work and mission as well as the need for religious congregations to continue their advocacy and the practice of what she calls “public theology,” promoting Gospel values in the public sphere, including at the international level.
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