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“Ensuring that all women, regardless of the religious convictions of their employer, have access to preventative contraceptive services is essential not only to women’s health, but also rights of women — including religious liberty, equality, and economic security — fundamental values of our faith.” Read More about “”

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Lucile Longview was the initiator and primary author of the ground-breaking 1977 Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion Resolution and a crusader for women’s human rights and equality in the family and community. She was a radical visionary in the traditional meaning of the word – addressing the root causes of sexism. The role that patriarchal religion has played in the oppression of women is something that Lucile was deeply committed to exposing. Read More about “”

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Reproductive Justice Resources

During the first week of every month there's something happening among the UUA's Reproductive Justice Community. UUA's Congregational Resource Packet on Reproductive Justice Congregational Curriculum on Reproductive Justice, also from the UUA UUs for Reproductive Justice Facebook Group

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Rev. Marti KellerMarch 9, 2016 — Reverend Marti Keller, the affiliated minister with the UU Women’s Federation, was elected as chair of the coalition council of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) at a meeting held in Washington D.C. earlier this week.

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As the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the Texas law which has imposed draconian regulations of abortion providing clinics that has led to shutting most of them down, UUWF President Kirstie Lewis is quoted in an interfaith letter opposing this and other laws that effectively shut down this reproductive choice. http://www.ncjw.org/content_12484.cfm?navID=218

Pictured at right are some of the women (many of whom are from Texas) who participated in the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice at the SW UU Women’s Conference in Lawton Oklahoma.

More resources: UU Resource Guide Whole Womens v Hellerstedt


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UUWF will have an booth in the General Assembly Exhibit Hall – #104, right next door to UUW&R and The Red Tent, and across the aisle from the UU Humanist Association. We’re looking forward to talking with you there!

UUWF-Sponsored Workshops:

Building Bridges from Reproductive Choice to Reproductive Justice

During this centennial year marking the first birth control clinics opened in America, women are experiencing devastating losses of access to reproductive health services. The leaders of Planned Parenthood and SisterSong will dialogue about the history, opportunities and challenges facing the reproductive choice and reproductive justice movements in this country.

Thursday 6/23/2016, 3:00:00 PM – 4:15:00 PM in Convention Center — Battelle South

The Future of Women

Join a few young adult leaders for a wide-ranging conversation about the future of gender justice, on topics including economic equity, families and relationships, multiculturalism, queerness, healthcare, and more. How might the Unitarian Universalism of the future be different if it were fully committed to, and practicing, gender equity? Ranwa Hammamy, Rev. Marisol Caballero, Jessica Halperin, and UUWF president Dr. Kirstie Lewis.

Saturday 6/25/2016, 3:00:00 PM – 4:15:00 PM in Hyatt — Union E


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.

Over 225 responses were received. We have summarized the results. The complete tabulation is also available. We wish to thank all those who participated.

NewPropheticSisterhoodUUThe New Prophetic Sisterhood initiative (NPS) is a new network of fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist women ministers who will covenant to affirm and promote justice and equity for women and girls and promote their spiritual growth.

We commit to using our voices in the pulpit and public square to speak out on issues that affect women and girls, e.g. 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.

Left to right: Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls, New York City, with women honored with Sisterhoods by the congregation’s Women’s Alliance in 2014: Rose Patton, Joan C. Brown, and Sheila Darnborough.