UUWF Presents 2016 Ministry to Women Award
June 27, 2016 –At the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Columbus Ohio, Dr. Kirstie Lewis, President of the UUWF presented the Ministry to Women Award to Monica Simpson of Sister Song, and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood. Rev. Debra Haffner moderated the panel discussion, Building Bridges from Reproductive Choice to Reproductive Justice.
UUWF Report to the General Assembly 2016
Economic and Reproductive Justice Top Priorities for UU Women
In late summer of 2015, the UUWF invited UU women at GA and online to respond to nine survey questions. When asked which of the issues affecting women are most important to them, survey participants focused on economic and reproductive justice. Equal pay, abortion, and contraception were ranked the highest, followed closely by gender-based and domestic violence. Other issues that are front-of-mind currently include insurance, environment, and human rights. It is encouraging that the UUWF already has a broad focus on a wide range of issues that impact women and girls, and yet the survey also gives us scope for broadening our work.
The New Prophetic Sisterhood initiative (NPS)The New Prophetic Sisterhood is a network of fellowshipped self-identified UU women ministers and candidates for the ministry, who covenant to affirm and promote equity and justice for women and girls and to lift up diverse feminisms.
As individuals and as a body we use our voices in the pulpit and public square to create more awareness of and prophetic public witness around issues that impact women and girls. These include reproductive justice; economic and racial concerns; gender based violence; women and aging and the status of women in UUism. We will be Engaged, Empowered and Energized by our work together. Read more about NPS…
Looking for a Way to Honor Women?
UUWF’s Clara Barton Sisterhood is a great way to honor women aged 80 or more for their often unsung contributions to your religious community. Learn how to honor a woman in your congregation.
Enrolled in 2016
Lynn, MA — Emmanuela Minnefield, Suzanne Murray, Sarah Drewry, and Nancy Durkee (posthumously), honored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn.