International Convocation of UU Women's South American Pilgrimage
This Fall 2015 trip continues the tradition of ICUUW's two previous service-learning trips to India and the Philippines, providing educational experiences as well as personal bonds with our liberal religious sisters. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of social, economic, and environmental issues affecting the local community and the indigenous peoples, as well as to visit sacred religious sites in Bolivia (such as Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat) and Peru (Machu Picchu).
Olga Flores, human rights activist and leader of a Unitarian Universalist community in La Paz, will accompany us on our journey of discovery, contributing relevant expertise and insights into our shared religious roots and the local culture.
Several days will be dedicated to a small gathering of liberal religious women in La Paz, where we will engage in a community capacity building effort called “Global Sisters Process,” a democratic decision-making process providing women with the necessary tools and skills to establish priorities and address them through consensual decision-making and action-planning.
Please communicate your interest in the tour to International Women's Convocation Executive Director Zsófia Sztranyiczki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reproductive Justice Resources
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UU’s For Reproductive Justice Yahoo Group
Unitarian Universalists for Reproductive Justice Facebook Group
13 Most Influential People in Goddess Spirituality
Molly Remer's recent column on Theapoetics blog included mention of Rise Up's Liz Fisher and Cakes' Shirley Ranck on her top 13 list:
Brigit: Sun of Womanhood
A new Anthology edited by Patricia Monaghan and Michael McDermott.
Brigit: Sun of Womanhood offers a holistic picture of Brigit from her beginnings as a Celtic Goddess to her role as a Christian saint. The contributors to this anthology hail from all parts of the globe—including Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Canada—reflecting the widespread influence of Brigit. Readers will be transformed by this inspiring collection.
2013 Brigit Award
The Association for the Study of Women in Mythology (ASWM) is honored to offer the 2013 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts to Lydia Ruyle. Lydia is an artist scholar emeritus of the Visual Arts faculty, University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where The Lydia Ruyle Room for Women Artists was dedicated in 2010. In April 2013, the University presented Lydia with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Few artists can claim to have profoundly expanded and improved contemporary images of women. Lydia is beloved around the globe for her stunning presentation of multicultural goddesses and symbols of divinity. Her Goddess Icon Banner Project began in 1995 with 18 banners created for exhibit in Ephesus, and has grown to include representations of over 150 goddesses. The Brigit Award recognizes not only this great body of work but also Lydia’s dedicated scholarship in researching these diverse, inspiring images.