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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

Patricia MonaghanThe Goddess PathAuthor Patricia Monaghan passed on November 10. She wrote many books, The Goddess Path being perhaps the most well-known.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Monaghan says:

Patricia Monaghan, Ph.D., (born 15 February 1946-died 10 November, 2012) [was] one of the pioneers of the contemporary women's spirituality movement.[1] She is the author of more than 15 books of poetry and nonfiction, including the two volume Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines. She live[d] in Black Earth, Wisconsin (although she [held] dual Irish and American citizenship), where she and her husband Michael McDermott tend[ed] a vineyard and large organic garden. ... a wine expert,[2] and author of Wineries of Minnesota and Wisconsin, she [was] a founder of and Senior Fellow at The Black Earth Institute,[3] connecting earth, spirit and society through the arts.


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