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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 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

Seventeen women from around the district met on May 17 at the home of Rev. Shirley Ranck in Sunnyvale. Plans were made for the annual Women & Religion Retreat to be held in March of 2010, and school supplies were packed to send to schools in need.
 
A dramatic reading by Meg Bowman was presented and all enjoyed a pot luck lunch on the patio. The next meeting of the Women & Religion Committee will be on Saturday, October 17 at the UU Fellowship in Modesto, CA.
 
Rev. Shirley Ranck
Interim Minister, Sunnyvale, CA
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