Women of Wisdom Newsletter and Blog
We've been carrying the Women of Wisdom curriculum in our Store for some time, and now UUW&R is the publisher of this curriculum! Be sure to check out author Melody Lee's blog, and sign up to receive her newsletter. This is a fantastic women's spirituality resource.
Welcome to UU Women and Religion
Welcome! 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 and beyond, 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
Women of Wisdom
Becoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage into the Crone Years
a curriculum in thirteen circles
By Melody Lee with Karen Edwards & Dorothy Emerson
- Marks with ritual and celebration the rite of passage into menopause and beyond
- Explores the transition into the crone years through art, story, poetry, drama, music and dance
- Encourages women to share their stories and claim their inner wisdom
- Empowers women to share their wisdom with the world and live their ideals
- Includes a CD with handouts and resources
More detail is available on her website, www.cronecurriculum.net
We don’t really have memberships these days, though you can volunteer to work with the core group anytime.
We’re currently working on consolidating with UU Women’s Federation. When that is accomplished, UUW&R will likely be positioned as a program of UUWF rather than as an independent UU Related Organization. We’ve already partnered with UUWF on several projects, including a joint presence at General Assembly. Since UUW&R has really focused on networking among the remaining District UU women’s groups, keeping essential women’s spirituality materials available, and handling publication of the classic curricula and some books, that will likely remain our focus even after consolidation. UUWF structure and funding may help UUW&R do even more. We have a leadership curriculum in the works.
You might consider joining UU Women’s Federation. They are a membership organization and you can join for a donation of any amount: https://www.uuwf.org/donate-join
Chants for the Queen of Heaven
1. Come Through the Arbor
2. Listen, Sisters, Listen
4. Rise Up and Call Her Name
5. Om Tara
7. To Sing Your Praises
9. I Found God in Myself
10. Every Hour
11. Volcano Woman
12. Kwan Zeon Bosai
13. She Bear
14. Old Crone of Mystery
15. Ancestral Faces