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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

I have excerpted and paraphrased this message by Pope Benedict XVI:

Unity that is not dependent on uniformity to form a culture not defined by boundaries...but, fundamentally, shaped by the principles and actions that stem from belief, can "teach the deeper spiritual values of our common humanity. The hearts of the young, readily, join those of all religions wishing to safeguard children from fanaticism and violence while preparing them to be builders of a better world."


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