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Have you heard? Both of the candidates for UUA President announced so far are women! Stay tuned for candidate conversations with UUWF!
Pictured at left: Rev. Sue Phillips, Rev. Alison Miller
STAY TUNED… UUWF will have TWO workshops at General Assembly! We can’t wait to tell you more about them.
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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.
Our Latest Clara Barton Intern
Shaya French is the latest Clara Barton Intern working in the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff team at UUA Headquarters in Boston, MA. She graduated from Bard College in May 2015 with coursework focusing on ecology, gender and sexuality, and human rights. A lifelong feminist, in college, Shaya studied workplace discrimination, welfare programs for women and children and how the criminal justice system impacts women. While at Bard, Shaya founded the Anti-Racism Collective to engage more white students in racial justice. Read More about Shaya…
The 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…
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.