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
UU Women's Events at GA 2018
General Assembly 2018
will be in Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-24.
Events UUWF, UUW&R and International Women's Convo are sponsoring at GA:
UUWF Annual breakfast and Ministry to Women Award
Thursday 6/21/2018 - 7:15 - 8:30 AM
Crowne Plaza -- Salon B
RSVP now no charge
The 2018 Ministry to Women Award is being given this year to Rev. Dr. Deborah Pope-Lance and Rev. Gail Seavey in recognition of their prophetic persistence over the years that has kept the issue of clergy sexual misconduct within Unitarian Universalism within our public consciousness. They both have named and educated on the existence of sexual harassment and abuse in our faith communities, and helped develop safe congregation practices.
UUW&R Annual breakfast and networking
Friday 6/22/2018 - 7:15 - 8:45 AM
Marriott -- Truman A
RSVP now $35
Circle with UU women's spirituality leaders and enjoy a spectacular breakfast! MENU
UUWF/New Prophetic Sisterhood Sermon Award Winner*
Friday 6/22/2018 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Room 3501 EF
The winner of the annual UU Women’s Federation Sermon Award, Clare Fortune-Lad, Director of Religious Education at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts, will deliver her sermon, “#MeToo, Now What?” with the intent of sparking an interactive dialogue between participants to explore the ways that “all are called” to build this movement for gender equity through a spiritually-sustaining lens.
Rev. Marti Keller, UUWF Minister
Rev. Beth Dana, NPSUU chair, past UUWF Board member
Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, UUWF V-P Recruitment
IWC Annual Breakfast
Saturday, June 23, 7 - 8:30 AM
Crowne Plaza Hotel Salon B, Kansas City, Missouri
Keynote speaker: Dr. Rica Lamar, India
RSVP now $35
#MeToo: Called to Challenge Systemic Patriarchy*
Saturday 6/23/2018 - 1:30 - 4:00 PM
U*U women worldwide lead their civic and faith communities to confront physical, sexual, economic bullying and abuse in systems of patriarchal authority. With distinguished panelists and small group conversation, we will define the problem and search for answers. As U*Us we will listen, engage and act.
Rev. Marti Keller, UUWF Minister
Rev. Addae Kraba, Past UUW&R Convener
Dr. Rica Lamar
UUWF Report to the General Assembly*
Friday 6/22 in General Session 3 at 10:20 AM
Exhibit Hall Booth 322-326: Information, UU womxns bookstore, and The Red Tent!* (open to the public on Sunday)
Red Tent Mini-Workshops and Appearances
Author/Musician Nancy Vedder-Shults will be at the booth with her latest book, The World Is Your Oracle. She'll present some mini-workshops in The Red Tent.
UU Women and Religion Bookstore
The Store will feature a new anthology of womyn's wisdom by Matrika Press, Chalices by KimberleeClay, a new book by Rev. Dorothy Emerson, an updated version of the Peacemaker study series by Melinda Morris Perrin, Red Tent resources and Goddess figurines from Brigid's Grove, fresh reprints from the archives, and lots more!
* indicates that you must be registered for GA to attend.
Geri Kennedy sent us a box of Rosemary Matson's W&R materials! We're working on scanning them for the archives. One item that caught my eye right away was this booklet describing recommended ways to implement the 1977 Women and Religion Resolution.
Toward the end of the document, we've added Rosemary's notes on who's who on the cover, and links to the recommended books.
What's in *your* basement? Any old W&R materials gathering dust? Let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org
40th Anniversary of the UU Women and Religion Resolution
2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the passage of the Women and Religion Resolution that resulted in the creation of a Continental UUWR committee, W&R committees in 19 Districts, and much more. Liz Fisher has compiled an extensive history of the Resolution in a slideshow!
You can view it as a slideshow with narration, (it may take some time load - 65MB file) or download the PDF version: