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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 communities that hold Women & Religion programs and gatherings for those who identify as women. It exists at the UU General Assembly, where UUW&R brings our Store to the Exhibit Hall and occasionally hosts a gathering. And it lives in the hearts and lives of people 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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Edited by Meg Bowman and Diane Haywood Langford

We grow older each day, each moment. How precious the fragile strand of life! We grow wiser each year, each month. How good to feel that, at last, we are our own person!

Yet, our literature, TV, movies, cartoons...do not revere or empower or respect older women. The “old woman” is the interfering mother-in-law, the doting grandmother conned into baby-sitting, the useful servant who patches and sews, and cooks Thanksgiving dinner for everyone, and raises funds for the church... We acknowledge inheriting a society that does not respect the elderly, but we also recognize that social change comes from people-people who know that growing old is okay, people who respect older women, people who wish to change society, people who are people­ oriented.

These readings for older women have been selected to raise your consciousness about our ageist society, to help you feel good about your age, and to encourage you to get off your “cushion” and do something to bring about a more equitable society, a better world.

But, for right now, relax, read and enjoy! —Meg Bowman


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