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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

Women's Weekend Was a Blast

Fifty-six women attended the 2011 Women's Week-end on April 9-10th. The weather was warm and sunny which made it easy to be outside for a change. Several hiked at Sioux Passage County Park and found the riverfront to be beautiful and full of energy. The Pallottine Renewal Center is under new management and newly-painted walls and carpeting created a warm and inviting place. We felt a com-munity among women in the generations from 20+ to 80+ years.
Many thanks for the WW Committee who pull to-gether a great event. We raised over $450 in the White Elephant Sale, which allows us to give scholarships for women to attend the event. Save the date for the next Women’s Weekend: April 21-22, 2012 See you then.
~Carolyn Burke, Director





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