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The Augustinian Involvement with the United Nations

The Order of Saint Augustine is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (N.G.O) at the United Nations. We work in close relationship with the Holy See and other religious and civil non-governmental organizations at the U.N. to promote human rights and a culture of peace at the international level through the witness of our way of life. Our position at the U.N. enables Augustinians throughout the world to give witness to our common life at the international level on issues such as education & literacy, economic and social development, and human rights. In addition, our NGO status at the U.N. enables us to familiarize the laity and Augustinian Friars serving in various ministries with U.N. projects, declarations, and activities. In this role we serve along-side several other religious institutes including, but not limited to the Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and other Protestant and non-Christian faith traditions. Click below to learn more:

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