The general secretary of the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) has called on the movement to strengthen its ties to the Christian values upon which it was founded. “I believe this movement will go further if it continues to expand and teach what it means to embrace the Christian values,” said Musimbi Kanyoro while addressing the World YWCA council and international women's summit in Nairobi on 4 July 2007. The YWCA describes its purpose as being inspired by Christian principles, and sees as its mission the full and equal participation of women in society. But the movement has grown to include in its membership women from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. (Ecumenical News International)