“Indigenous” refers not only to cultures and peoples, but also to a way of being. The indigenous way is the embodied ancient memory of how to be fully human, and it’s embodied in your soul, no matter who your ancestors are. Hidden deep and dormant within your indigenous soul is your identity and your life’s purpose, longing for you to remember them and put them into action.
Rev. Dr. Cathie Stivers is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and a former pediatric hospital chaplain. She lives in Richmond, VA where she continues to minister, teach, write, and remember. Order the book at www.indigenoussoulrevival.com
... the unfinished agenda of the 1960s
Sea Change is an intimate exploration of a young life lived on the edge of radical hope, change, and possibility in the 1960s in California.
Reprint of a booklet produced in 1985 by the UUWF, "A Wider Horizon: UU Women with a Vision." You can read A Wider Horizon online or purchase one or multiple copies here.
From the Introduction:
Our Unitarian-Universalist heritage includes the contributions of many women of firm conviction and strong character. With determination and tact, these self-reliant women accomplished personal and social goals against all odds.
What are Womanrunes and why use them?
Womanrunes are a unique and powerful divination system that use simple, woman-identified symbols to connect deeply with your own inner wisdom as well as the flow of womanspirit knowledge that surrounds you. Used as a personal oracle, they offer spiritual insight, understanding, and guidance as well as calls to action and discovery. Women who use them are amazed to discover how the symbols and interpretations reach out with exactly what you need in that moment.
Nan Lundeen's powerful collection of thirty-eight poems introduces the reader to women who refuse to wear pantyhose, who rebuff the duty train, and who discover the magic of a redemptive red bra.
Poet and journalist Nan Lundeen gives voice to rural Iowa of the 1950s "where cornfields sang in summer/and winter howled at our throats."
"In these poems, Nan harvests the stories of the land and the people that she came from and both will forever live in her well-worked lines." - Glenis Redmond, Teaching Artist & Poet.
Jonathan Telfer, Editor, Writers' News and Writing Magazine, U.K, says, "Writing advice guides often tend to blur into each other, but not Moo of Writing, which takes a holistic approach to improve the writer’s life and creative process in a refreshingly different way. Unleash your inner cow and find your moos!"
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“Gaia exemplifies the earth as a living entity, which we must preserve and sustain for our children," says sculptor Dora Natella, whose work adorns the cover of Nan Lundeen’s cautionary collection of poems, Gaia’s Cry. As global warming accelerates, Nan asks what form Gaia will take during her grandson Elijah’s lifetime.
We found this great resource at GA!
Here is a collection of inspiring and deeply meaningful earth-based rituals that celebrate life's transitions, offer healing for our sorrows and wounds, time to play, and ceremony to honor our journey and the journeys of those we love.
The Grandmother Galaxy is one woman’s journey into three spirals of learning that have emerged and confront us in the 21st century--women’s creative spirituality, a growing appreciation of our earthly home, and a deepening respect for the varied cultures created by human beings. In each of these spirals the image of a fierce and powerful old woman arises as central to our journey. The study guide for the book is online at www.grandmothergalaxy.org
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, by Shirley Ranck, provides in book format the powerful lessons of the life-transforming curriculum by the same author. The book version, first published in the 90s, makes this material accessible for women today. It can be used by individuals or small groups to explore key issues women still struggle with today. LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK!
Fact, Working Hypothesis, or Feminist Myth?
Great Goddess: Fact, Working Hypothesis, or Feminist Myth? is a compilation of panel presentations given at General Assembly 1992, edited by Dorothy Emerson. The panel and the publication were sponsored by the Feminism Section of Collegium, Association for Liberal Religious Studies, as part of its "Edge of the Wave" series, coordinated by Betty Hoskins. The 40 page booklet, in part a discussion of issues raised by Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, includes contributions by Carol Graywing, Shirley Ranck, Carol Hepokoski, Holly Horn, Christa Heiden Landon, Elizabeth Fisher, and Betty Hoskins.
Booklet originally published by Pacific Central District W&R, "The Water Ritual" by Carolyn McDade and Lucille Longview is the original worship service "Coming Home, Like Rivers to the Sea: A Women's Ritual," created for the November 1980 Women and Religion Continental Convocation of Unitarian Universalists in East Lansing, Michigan. Includes readings, lyrics and sheet music.
PERMISSION TO PERFORM CAROLYN'S SONGS: Permission letter Carolyn McDade
You can now read the entire text ONLINE: The Water Ritual (without sheet music)
Rosemary says in the introduction, "I remember reading that Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony felt an obligation to put the history of the suffrage movement into some kind of permanent form so that the story could be passed on to the next generation. They did not want the story of their struggles to be lost to history.
Margaret Fuller was an author, editor, journalist, educator, and women's rights advocate. Today, we consider her one of the guiding lights of the first wave of feminism in America.
She was the first editor of the Transcendentalist newspaper The Dial and the author of the landmark Woman in the Nineteenth Century.
She was the first woman journalist and the first literary editor for a major American newspaper (New-York Tribune), the first woman foreign correspondent, and the first to serve in that capacity during wartime (Italian Revolution).
Newly revised and updated, this book by Elizabeth Fisher outlines a Train-the-Trainer workshop which teaches the group facilitation process of the participatory Circle Model of Shared Leadership.
This book can aid you when facilitating a group and also make it possible for you to teach this method effectively so it can be put into practice quickly by others. It presents the core ideas of Shared Leadership, and provides written material and resources that are concise and ready to use when teaching others.
UUW&R will be offering this workshop in various places around the US in 2019 and 2020. Those attending this workshop will be empowered to take the Shared Leadership model into their congregations and committees and utilize the process of consensus decision-making as they answer the call to build beloved community.
Discounts for multiple copies!
Perfect for March 8 International Women's Day or August 26 Women's Equality Day!
A Sunday service script/ritual developed by UU Women and Religion -- Developed by Nuala Carpenter, Laurie James, Doddie Stone, Geri Kennedy and Helen Popenoe. Written by Dorothy Emerson. Songs by Carolyn McDade. There are discounts when you buy 10+ copies.
PERMISSION TO PERFORM CAROLYN'S SONGS: Permission letter Carolyn McDade
pdf Revolution by Resolution 2007 for e reader (4.62 MB) (honor system - we appreciate your $2 donation)
Watch the video of the service at General Assembly 2007.
Award-Winning Sermons about Women -- edited by Rev. Dorothy Emerson
Glorious Women is a compilation of sermons that have won the Ministerial Sisterhood UU Sermon Award. The book is edited by Dorothy Emerson and includes her account of the amazing growth of women in UU ministry from the early 1980s through 2004. The sermons are filled with insight to inspire the translation of faith into action and the living of more authentic lives.
Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform 1776-1936 Edited by Dorothy May Emerson
We still confront many of the same issues faced by our foremothers. By engaging with these women of the past, we hope to empower and inspire today's women and men to continue the work of creating a world of justice and peace for all.--from the preface Standing Before Us presents 160 years of women's work.