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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

Lately I've been hearing from women who want to be sure our UU women's stories are not forgotten. So far I know of a few projects that are online:

SW District W&R history page (on the SW UU Women site)
Pacific Central District W&R video stories featuring Rosemary Matson
Women's Spirituality Group of First Unitarian Church South Bend Indiana

I know there are more in the works. What's the herstory of your UU women's group? Maybe we can share these at GA this year.

Email me! -- Gretchen, info@uuwr.org


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