The Women and Religion Movement is alive and well in the 21st Century. A grassroots project started by lay leaders in the 1970s as an effort to promote examination of religious roots of sexism and patriarchy within the UUA, UU Women and Religion officially began as a task force following the unanimously-passed WOMEN AND RELIGION RESOLUTION at the 1977 UUA General Assembly. Although the Task Force was eventually sunsetted, the movement still exists in UU Districts that hold Women & Religion programs and woman-focused gatherings. It exists at General Assembly, where UUW&R has an annual gathering and a booth in the display area. And it lives in the hearts and lives of women and men who have been touched by the many changes inspired by this movement.
"We do not want a piece of the pie. It is still a patriarchal pie. We want to change the recipe!" -- Rosemary Matson
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UU Women’s Federation Clara Barton Internship
Legislative advocate for women's issues with the UUWF and UUA, 20 hours per week, 10 month term, on-site in Washington DC. Learn more here.
International Women's Day 2014
Every March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. International Women’s Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of women’s issues, and work together to build an international Unitarian*Universalist women's movement.
We ask that you reach out to your congregation to join us in celebration, education, and offering in observance of International Women’s Day 2014.
International Convocation of UU Women's South American Pilgrimage
This Fall 2015 trip continues the tradition of ICUUW's two previous service-learning trips to India and the Philippines, providing educational experiences as well as personal bonds with our liberal religious sisters. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues affecting the local community and the indigenous peoples, as well as to visit sacred religious sites in Bolivia (such as Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat) and Peru (Machu Picchu).
Olga Flores, human rights activist and leader of a Unitarian Universalist community in La Paz, will accompany us on our journey of discovery, contributing relevant expertise and insights into our shared religious roots and the local culture.
Several days will be dedicated to a small gathering of liberal religious women in La Paz, where we will engage in a community capacity building effort called “Global Sisters Process,” a democratic decision-making process providing women with the necessary tools and skills to establish priorities and address them through consensual decision-making and action-planning.
Please communicate your interest in the tour to International Women's Convocation Executive Director Zsófia Sztranyiczki at email@example.com
Reproductive Justice Resources
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13 Most Influential People in Goddess Spirituality
Molly Remer's recent column on Theapoetics blog included mention of Rise Up's Liz Fisher and Cakes' Shirley Ranck on her top 13 list: