Advancing justice for women and girls and promoting their spiritual growth

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UUWF General Assembly Report

UUWF Board President Justice Waidner Smith delivers our annual report to the thousands of UUs gathered for General Assembly in New Orleans Louisiana. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Justice Waidner Smith

UUA Presidential Candidates Interviewed by UUWF

Plenary V UU minister from Phoenix who will organize Phoenix events.. Photo/Nancy PierceIn March, the UUWF Board invited all three candidates for the office of UUA President to talk by video conference about issues affecting justice for women and girls. Congratulations to new UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray! Read the transcripts of those conversations.

UUWF Issues Statement on UUA

The United States of America was founded and fostered on many principles, both positive and negative. Two of those principles, spoken and unspoken, are white supremacy and misogyny. They are inextricably linked, along with a host of other identity-based oppressions. As an organization that was born of Women’s Auxiliaries in Unitarian and Universalist congregations, the UU Women’s Federation was created to fight against the subjugation of women. Existing within a greater culture of white supremacy, this sometimes happened at the expense of women of color. More…

General Assembly Programs

courtesy of Gloria Marvin

Reception: “UUWF/UUWR Breakfast Celebrates 40 Years of Women and Religion”
The UU Women’s Federation and UU Women and Religion co-hosted a breakfast celebrating the 40th anniversary of the UUA Women & Religion Resolution.

We enjoyed food together and honored the women past and present who have helped bring about change in our movement around gender equity and justice.

Video clips will be available soon.

Program: “Justice for Women and Girls” Sermon Award
Congratulations to Erin J. Walter, winner of the 2017 UUWF “Justice for Women and Girls” Sermon Award. Her sermon “From Eve to Hillary” was enthusiastically received at General Assembly, and we heard lively conversation and action on the topics raised. We’ll have video of her talk as soon as we can digitize the film! Learn more about Erin here…

The New Prophetic Sisterhood initiative (NPS)

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The New Prophetic Sisterhood is a network of UU woman-identified religious professionals 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 our congregations and communities to create more awareness of and prophetic public witness around issues that impact women and girls.

If you are a Unitarian Universalist woman-identified religious professional and are interested in being part of the NPS, please join us.

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.

 

 

 

Leaping From Our Spheres

Rev. Marti KellerDon’t miss the “little gems full of both passion and facts” in the Blog of UUWF’s Affiliated Minister, Rev. Marti Keller.

UUWF’s Affiliated Ministry