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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General Assembly 2013
Sadly, UU Women and Religion will NOT have a booth at General Assembly this year.
Several months ago my husband suddenly became ill with what we now know is pancreatic cancer. I've not had the time or energy to complete planning and staffing for our booth, so we've had to cancel it.
We are still offering the GA special on the Cakes for the Queen of Heaven curriculum set, which you can order online.
This means we also will not be having an annual meeting as we have nearly every year in the past. We've felt that GA is an important gathering opportunity for those of us far-flung around the continent... so I'd like to encourage you who are going to GA, to gather with women whenever and however you can, and ask each other the deep questions about women and our spiritual lives.
Gretchen Ohmann, co-convener UU Women and Religion
Cakes - GA SPECIAL
A religious education curriculum in feminist thealogy for adults and older youth
IN ANCIENT TIMES (five sessions)
LIMITED TIME OFFER!