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Lucile Longview and Rosemary Matson

Lucile Longview and Rosemary Matson

We learned of the passing of Rosemary Matson, UU lay leader who worked with Lucile Longview on the Women and Religion Resolution passed at the 1977 General Assembly. UUWF honored them in 1998 with a Ministry to Women Award.

Rosemary Matson’s memorial service is October 25, beginning at 2:00pm at the Community Church of Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93923

Liz and Bob Fisher wrote a tribute to Rosemary, an “outrageous older woman” who was often heard to say, “We do not want a piece of the pie. It is still a patriarchal pie. We want to change the recipe.” 

This photo was taken in 1997. Lucile passed on in 2010.


UUWF signs onto letter supporting the Access to Contraception for Women Service members and Dependents Act.

read the letter and fact sheet about the act


September 2014 issue of The Communicator newsletter: DOWNLOAD


161_LEWIS,_KIRSTIE_07-2010UUWF at GA 2014

View UUWF’s report to the General Assembly

Given by Board President Kirstie Lewis

 


Don’t miss Leaping from Our Spheres

The Blog of UUWF’s Affiliated Minister, Rev. Marti Keller

Latest Posts listed at left!

More about UUWF’s Affiliated Ministry


Thought of the Month: October 2014

Frances Dana Barker Gage

Frances Dana Barker Gage

“I never could accept the belief or doctrine of total depravity or of special providence, or the power of any being by prayer to move the universe, or any having right to do so if he could. Consequently I was led into association with the Universalists, more as a disbeliever in the doctrine of eternal punishment than any fixed faith.” — Frances Dana Barker Gage, b Oct 12, 1808; Universalist lecturer, political activist, journalist, and novelist, was an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, temperance, and abolition before and immediately after the Civil War.


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 earlier this year: Rose Patton, Joan C. Brown, and Sheila Darnborough.

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 earlier this year: Rose Patton, Joan C. Brown, and Sheila Darnborough.

Looking for a Way to Honor Women in Your Congregation?

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 women in your congregation.

 


UUWF Action on Women’s Justice Issues

July 1, 2014 – UUWF joins the UUA in decrying the Supreme Court decision permitting some employers to exclude coverage of contraception in their health care plans.

March 2014 – UUWF joins in support of the Fair Employment Protection Act

January 2014 – UUWF signs onto a letter opposing the deceptive “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R.-7)

November 2013 – The Women’s Health Protection Act would remove many laws restricting women’s access to abortion: UUWF joins others in expressing disappointment that the act excludes parental notification and consent laws that exist in  39 states

October 2013 – UUWF supports another amicus brief opposing failure to include contraception in health insurance plans

Go to a listing of earlier UUWF actions


Reproductive Justice Resources

Monthly Activities

During the first week of every month there’s something happening among the UUA’s Reproductive Justice Community.

Other resources:

UUA’s Congregational Resource Packet on Reproductive Justice

Congregational Curriculum on Reproductive Justice, also from the UUA

UUs for Reproductive Justice Facebook Group