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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 communities that hold Women & Religion programs and gatherings for those who identify as women. It exists at the UU General Assembly, where UUW&R brings our Store to the Exhibit Hall and occasionally hosts a gahering. And it lives in the hearts and lives of people 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

heresies mlThanks to the efforts of our Continental UUW&R core group, district W&R groups who contributed materials, and Meadville-Lombard Theological School, UUW&R historical documents are now digitized and available to read online!

District W&R Task Force newsletters are available, as well as Central MidWest District W&R's creative journal, Sophia.

As part of Meadville-Lombard's Heresies Special Collection, the physical documents are available in their library in Chicago.

Do you have W&R materials stashed away somewhere? UUW&R would love to have them. Contact Gretchen to make arrangements.

This year, UUWR will partner with International Women's Convocation in the GA exhibit hall!

Sadly, we won't have the Red Tent - we're committed to covid safety protocols, and the enclosed space doesn't allow for social distancing.

Join and win! 6 Gift Bags will be given away. Sign up for our raffle in the Whova app. Gift Bag includes nearly $200 in works by UU women:

  • Book: Circle Model of Shared Leadership - Elizabeth Fisher
  • Book: Gaia's Cry poetry - Nan Lundeen
  • Book: Goddesses, Witches and The Paradigm Shift - Meg Bowman
  • Booklet: Revolution by Resolution - Dorothy Emerson et al
  • Booklet: UU Women and Religion Movement herstory - Rosemary Matson
  • Booklet: The Water Ritual - Carolyn McDade and Lucile Longview
  • CD: My Heart Is Moved - Carolyn McDade
  • CD: Widening Embrace - Carolyn McDade
  • CD: As the River We Flow - Women's Drumming Circle of First U South Bend Indiana
  • CD: Thirteen Ships - Carole Eagleheart
  • DVD: Rise Up and Call Her Name - Elizabeth Fisher
  • DVD: Things We Don't Talk About (The Red Tent movement) - Isadora Leidenfrost
  • button: "We Want to Change the Recipe" - Rosemary Matson
  • scented soap bar - Peighton Carter
  • Goddess figurine - Molly Remer, Brigid's Grove
  • hand-knit scarf (choice of colors) - Pat Reed

Cakes curricula covers no cdsWe have had many requests for downloadable files, since folks are using more tablets and laptops without a way to play files from a CD. The resources from both volumes are now available on the UUWR website! You will need to log in - that information is included when you buy the curriculum. If you have already purchased the set and would like access to the files, please email store@uuwr.org.

We may also have Cakes t-shirts available again! Stay tuned...

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Be sure to visit us in the Exhibit Hall booths 332-336 for The Red Tent, the UUWR Store and more!

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CroneCurriculumWe've been carrying the Women of Wisdom curriculum in our Store for some time, and now UUW&R is the publisher of this curriculum! Be sure to check out author Melody Lee's blog, and sign up to receive her newsletter. This is a fantastic women's spirituality resource.

www.cronecurriculum.net

Stay tuned for announcements of new publications in 2019!

General Assembly 2018

will be in Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-24.

Events UUWF, UUW&R and International Women's Convo are sponsoring at GA:

UUWF Annual breakfast and Ministry to Women Award
Thursday 6/21/2018 - 7:15 - 8:30 AM
Crowne Plaza -- Salon B
RSVP now no charge

The 2018 Ministry to Women Award is being given this year to Rev. Dr. Deborah Pope-Lance and Rev. Gail Seavey in recognition of their prophetic persistence over the years that has kept the issue of clergy sexual misconduct within Unitarian Universalism within our public consciousness. They both have named and educated on the existence of  sexual harassment and abuse in our faith communities, and helped develop safe congregation practices.

 

 

 

UUW&R Annual breakfast and networking
Friday 6/22/2018 - 7:15 - 8:45 AM
Marriott -- Truman A
RSVP now $35

Circle with UU women's spirituality leaders and enjoy a spectacular breakfast! MENU

Clare Fortune Lad2.jpg 168x300UUWF/New Prophetic Sisterhood Sermon Award Winner*
Friday 6/22/2018 - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Room 3501 EF

The winner of the annual UU Women’s Federation Sermon Award, Clare Fortune-Lad, Director of Religious Education at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts, will deliver her sermon, “#MeToo, Now What?” with the intent of sparking an interactive dialogue between participants to explore the ways that “all are called” to build this movement for gender equity through a spiritually-sustaining lens.
Rev. Marti Keller, UUWF Minister
Rev. Beth Dana, NPSUU chair, past UUWF Board member
Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, UUWF V-P Recruitment
Clare Fortune-Lad

dr rica lamarIWC Annual Breakfast
Saturday, June 23, 7 - 8:30 AM
Crowne Plaza Hotel Salon B, Kansas City, Missouri
Keynote speaker: Dr. Rica Lamar, India
RSVP now $35

#MeToo: Called to Challenge Systemic Patriarchy*
Saturday 6/23/2018 - 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Room 2503

U*U women worldwide lead their civic and faith communities to confront physical, sexual, economic bullying and abuse in systems of patriarchal authority. With distinguished panelists and small group conversation, we will define the problem and search for answers. As U*Us we will listen, engage and act.
Rev. Marti Keller, UUWF Minister
Rev. Addae Kraba, Past UUW&R Convener
Dr. Rica Lamar
Melissa Stiehler

UUWF Report to the General Assembly*
Friday 6/22 in General Session 3 at 10:20 AM

Exhibit Hall Booth 322-326: Information, UU womxns bookstore, and The Red Tent!* (open to the public on Sunday)

Red Tent Mini-Workshops and Appearances

Author/Musician Nancy Vedder-Shults will be at the booth with her latest book, The World Is Your Oracle. She'll present some mini-workshops in The Red Tent.

UU Women and Religion Bookstore

The Store will feature a new anthology of womyn's wisdom by Matrika Press, Chalices by KimberleeClay, a new book by Rev. Dorothy Emerson, an updated version of the Peacemaker study series by Melinda Morris Perrin, Red Tent resources and Goddess figurines from Brigid's Grove, fresh reprints from the archives, and lots more!

* indicates that you must be registered for GA to attend.

UUW&R breakfast
Friday 6/22/2018 - 7:15 - 8:45 AM
Marriott -- Truman A

Guest speaker is to be announced. Continental breakfast, a brief ritual, and plenty of opportunity to share in circle and network with UU womxn gathering leaders.

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