Margarita Recavarren RSCJ: Woman, builder of peace

The Inter-Faith Network of Women of Faith and Spirituality is composed of a group of women “who wish to reach out to more women in love and openness to an honest dialogue; who wish to promote the human development of our society; who are creating spaces for solidarity and encounter in diversity; who are open and welcoming to what is new, being enriched by living a spirituality with different nuances rooted in our own faith communities.”

On the 19th of May, the network marked the World Day of Women’s Health with a gathering entitled “Now it’s my turn! Mental Health to Build Peace.”  Held in the Congress of the Republic, its speakers included Nonie Reaño (Brahma Kumaris Community) and Clarisa Ocaña (a psychologist and specialist in gender and social politics).  

Five women who have worked on processes of comprehensive Women’s Development were honoured at this event.  Among them was our sister, Margarita Recavarren Elmore rscj.

The Bartolomé de las Casas Institute proposed this honour for Margarita in recognition of her valuable contribution in spreading a message of peace through her promotion of the development and empowerment of women in her community.


Margarita Recavarren Elmore rscj (standing, 4th from left) with RSCJ of the Province of Peru.

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