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Actions for Women's Justice

September 30, 2016 — Forty years ago this week, the Hyde Amendment denying Medicaid funding for most abortions was passed as part of the federal appropriations process. The real impact of this policy is clear.
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Sermon Award — Call for Submissions

rev-beth-dana-preachingThe Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation is pleased to announce a new sermon award on “Justice for Women and Girls.” In 2017, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Women & Religion Resolution passed by the UU General Assembly, which called on the UUA to examine the religious roots of sexism and to address justice for women. Today, issues of sexual assault and women’s rights and leadership continue to be in the spotlight, and Unitarian Universalists have offered a progressive religious voice as part of this public dialogue. We invite you to share your voice, responding to the world around us by addressing a topic related to the UU Women’s Federation’s mission – advancing justice for women and girls and promoting their spiritual growth. The winner of the sermon award receives a $500 award, and will be invited to share their sermon at General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Read more and submit your sermon…

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.

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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?

Emmanuela Minnefield, Suzanne Murray, and Sarah Drewry

Emmanuela Minnefield, Suzanne Murray, and Sarah Drewry

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.