2018 Sermon Award Call for Submissions
2017 was quite a year. From the Women’s Marches in January to the #MeToo movement, millions of women-identified persons and their allies spoke out – and called out – gender injustice.
Now is the time to push our society further and faster toward the end of the imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. As Unitarian Universalists, we must continue to break the cycles of oppression within and beyond our denomination. As a full-page ad in the New York Times reminds us: The Truth has a Voice. It rings forth from our UU pulpits.
The UUWF is currently accepting submissions for our annual sermon award on “Justice for Women and Girls.” Issues of sexual assault and women’s rights and leadership are in the spotlight, and Unitarian Universalists offer a progress religious voice as part of this public dialogue. Entry deadline is February 15, 2018. For more information, click here.
2017 Sermon Award Winner
We are excited to announce the winner of the 2017 UUWF “Justice for Women and Girls” Sermon Award. Congratulations, Erin J. Walter!
Erin serves as the Intern Minister at Wildflower Church in Austin, Texas, and her ministry is rooted in the powerful connection between the arts, justice movements, and multicultural community. She leads “Zumba for Body and Spirit” at Wildflower and St. Edward’s University, plays bass in the queer rock band Butch County, and serves as a field advisor to interfaith, young adult arts-and-justice ministry The Sanctuaries – D.C. A married mother of two with a background in newspaper reporting, Erin is in her final semester of study at Meadville Lombard Theological School, the UU seminary in Chicago. After graduation, she plans to continue leading arts-and-justice community ministry in Central Texas. Two of Erin’s favorite things are Mexican food and live band karaoke. She will go before the Unitarian Universalist Ministerial Fellowship Committee in Boston this March.
Erin’s sermon “From Eve to Hillary” was featured at General Assembly in New Orleans in June, 2017. You can read the text here.