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What Is Reproductive Justice Webinar

As Unitarian Universalists, we are the inheritors of a 50-year history of reproductive rights advocacy. We also share a firm commitment to racial and social justice. At the convergence of these interests, we are called to widen the current debate from “reproductive rights” to “reproductive justice.”

UU Women’s Federation and UU Women and Religion co-sponsored a webinar on September 26 to find out more about this issue, which is the newly-elected UUA Congregational Study/Action Issue (2012-2016). Missed it? Watch the video of the presentation!

Featured speakers include:

  • Monica Simpson, Interim Executive Director, SisterSong
  • Rev. Marti Keller, President, Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation
  • Jessica Halperin, Women's Issues Program Associate/UUWF Clara Barton Intern, Unitarian Universalist Association

The UUA has also made available a Congregational Resource Packet on Reproductive Justice. Contents include small group ministry sessions, a faith development guide, a liturgical calendar, sample worship, sermon archive, materials for clergy, a list of 10 things your congregation can do, and more. You can sign up for women's legislative issues Action Alerts at the same time!

New UUA Curriculum for Reproductive Justice

Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are called to answer the chilling political debate on reproductive rights with calls for reproductive ‘justice’ and respect for the fullness of every person’s reproductive and sexual life. The election of the 2012-2016 Congregational Study/Action Issue, “Reproductive Justice: Expanding our Social Justice Calling,” is a milestone opportunity for Unitarian Universalists to live into this call. This curriculum was written to help UUs take on this call to action: www.uua.org/reproductive/calling/curriculum
Learn more about the CSAI on reproductive justice here (including the text of the proposal, timelines, etc.): www.uua.org/reproductive/calling

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January 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case which made abortion legal in the United States. Preaching on this topic would be a great way to launch the curriculum in your congregation. Ministers can sign up for the Reproductive Justice Clergy Caucus and find sermon resources at http://bit.ly/RoeSermonGuide