Advancing justice for women and girls and promoting their spiritual growth

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More than 2,400 Faith Leaders Call on Senators to Oppose Senate Tax Bill: UUWF Signs on

Rev. Marti Keller, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation: “Challenging and preventing extreme inequality is a moral imperative for Unitarian Universalists as we affirm justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We are committed to working to change economic systems that perpetuate and worsen income and wealth inequality with a goal of life, dignity and wellbeing experienced by all. This bill does not alleviate, only exacerbate, the disparities. We cannot ignore the harm caused by a lopsided system– which this bill would only further-caused by a tax code that gives control of our country’s financial resources to a very small percentage of people. Women continue to be especially vulnerable to economic inequity, with wage and wealth gaps that preferential provisions for high income corporations and individuals, and unfair Earned Income Tax and Child Tax credits will not repair.” Read More…   Statement in PDF

Annual Appeal from UUWF


Well, it’s been a year. For the past several months, we’ve seen revelations of men in power being known to harass and assault people who were in thrall to that power. So many emotions have arisen in the midst of these allegations, and unfortunately surprise is not one of them. As Laurie Penny writes in her article, The Unforgiving Minute: “[it never was about individual monsters] This is about structural violence, about a culture that decided long ago that women’s agency and dignity were worth sacrificing to protect the reputation of powerful men and the institutions that enabled their entitlement.” READ MORE …

Leadership Transition

The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) board of trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Sexton as our new President. Due to family illness care giving responsibilities, UUWF President Justice Waidner Smith has stepped down. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her husband Aiden at this difficult time. READ MORE…

Justice Waidner SmithUUWF 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.

READ MORE about GA 2017

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…

The New Prophetic Sisterhood initiative (NPS)


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?

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 2017

Racine, WI
Nancy Hennessy, Jeanne Arnold, Frances Scott,
and Virginia Burlingame (not pictured)
honored by Olympia Brown UU Church.

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