Welcome to UU Women and Religion
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
Standing Before Us - Sheet Music
This timeless song from Carole Eagleheart's Take Up the Song collection is a favorite at women's retreats and gatherings!
B1 Standing Before Us 4:01 LYRICS
Downloadable PDF cost is $5. Add 1 to your cart.
If you would like to copy the sheet music for singing with a non-profit group, please also choose how many COPIES you will make. Permission to copy is $1 per copy.
Women of Wisdom
Becoming Women of Wisdom: Marking the Passage into the Crone Years
a curriculum in thirteen circles
By Melody Lee with Karen Edwards & Dorothy Emerson
- Marks with ritual and celebration the rite of passage into menopause and beyond
- Explores the transition into the crone years through art, story, poetry, drama, music and dance
- Encourages women to share their stories and claim their inner wisdom
- Empowers women to share their wisdom with the world and live their ideals
- Includes a CD with handouts and resources
More detail is available on her website, www.cronecurriculum.net
We don’t really have memberships these days, though you can volunteer to work with the core group anytime.
We’re currently working on consolidating with UU Women’s Federation. When that is accomplished, UUW&R will likely be positioned as a program of UUWF rather than as an independent UU Related Organization. We’ve already partnered with UUWF on several projects, including a joint presence at General Assembly. Since UUW&R has really focused on networking among the remaining District UU women’s groups, keeping essential women’s spirituality materials available, and handling publication of the classic curricula and some books, that will likely remain our focus even after consolidation. UUWF structure and funding may help UUW&R do even more. We have a leadership curriculum in the works.
You might consider joining UU Women’s Federation. They are a membership organization and you can join for a donation of any amount: https://www.uuwf.org/donate-join