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  • Tuesday, September 07, 2021 2:30 PM | Anonymous


    The Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation strongly opposes the new limitations upheld in the Texas legal system. This law bans abortion after 6 weeks, even in the case of rape or incest, and offers a $10,000 bounty to private citizens who sue anyone who has, performs, or "aids and abets" an abortion after 6 weeks. For more details on this egregiously unconstitutional law, see this NPR article. To learn more about attacks on reproductive justice and women's health across the country, visit the Planned Parenthood website.

    We urge Unitarian Universalists of all gender expressions to be part of efforts to challenge this law and ensure that safe abortions remain available. You can give your time and money at local clinics, or get give to national advocacy groups working to protect reproductive justice. A few resources:


  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:15 AM | Anonymous

    The 2021 UU Women's Breakfast was held virtually on Wednesday, June 23rd, just as GA was opening. Watch the video here. Highlights include an introduction to recent Clara Barton honorees, information about the newly formed Elandria Williams Leadership Circle, and an interview with Rev. Qiyamah Rahman about her work collecting stories of Black UU Women.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Elandria Williams (1979–2020) served as a co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association. In addition, E coordinated the General Assembly Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), was a consultant to the UUA Young Adult Office, was a founding member of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) Organizing Collective, and served on the Board and the Anti-Racism Transformation Team for E’s district.

    More than anything, it was E’s expressive love and passion that made the most impression. There was an energy and vibrancy, along with an ability to create personal connections, that embued Elandria’s spirit. Elandria was an incomparable leader, joyous presence, and indomitable force in our UU community and beyond.

    The UUWF has launched the Elandria Williams Leadership Circle, created in E’s name as a way for local women’s groups, congregations, and individuals to honor women and femme-identifying folx aged 35 and younger who have been leaders in their congregations and communities, particularly in the areas of promoting justice. This honor serves as a gateway to being a part of a special community of women who will learn together, support each other, and continue to lead the movement for collective liberation.

    Click here for full details.

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 5:10 AM | Anonymous

    This year's UUWF Annual Breakfast will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 23rd from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. Central time. The program will include:

    • Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman discussing her research on the voices and stories of Black Unitarian Universalist women.
    • Interviews with members of the Clara Barton Sisterhood, women aged 80 and over who have been honored for their contributions to their congregations and communities.
    • Delicious table topics and small group discussion.
    • And much more!

    Register now!

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 5:07 AM | Anonymous

    "As organizations committed to ensuring all people can access reproductive health care, including abortion, however much money they make, no matter where they’re from, or whatever their race or gender, we believe that each of us should be able to make decisions about pregnancy and parenting that are best for our families without political interference. However, policymakers have enacted bans on insurance coverage of abortion that push this decision out of reach for many, particularly those working to make ends meet. To this end, we urge our legislators to put forth appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2022 that does not include bans or restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion."

    Read full letter here. 

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:02 AM | Anonymous

    UUWF challenges UU women to explore feminism through an anti-racist lens and join us in seeking deeper understanding of the harm of White Feminism and the wisdom and leadership of women of color in the women’s movement. To do this work, we need to understand our roles in upholding white patriarchy and, in the case of white women, do so without depending on the labor of BIPOC women. We also need to embrace the wisdom and leadership of women of color for a more intersectional, inclusive, and just approach to women’s liberation.

    The deadline for entries is March 22, 2021. Full details available here.

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 1:33 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Friends,

    Sadly, it has come to our attention that former UUWF Executive Administrator Ellen Spencer passed away earlier this month. Ellen was a vital and consistent part of the UUWF leadership team for almost four decades.

    During an interview in 2007, she said that she worked with the UUWF because, “I need to feel that what I am doing with my life is somehow helping make some small part or parts of the world ‘better’ … closer to a place where the innate worth and dignity of every person is not only recognized and celebrated, but nurtured and helped to flourish.”

    Ellen retired from her work with us in 2014 and focused on travel and writing since then. In a world that can use all the people it can get who share her commitment to service, she will be missed.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    As we have witnessed the unprecedented spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the UU Women's Federation is committed to advocating for a United States where catching a preventable illness and seeking medical care does not bankrupt a person. Read more.

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:50 AM | Anonymous

    It is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of the death of Betty Habach McCollum from COVID-19. Betty was a UUWF Board member since 2018 and a UU for over half a century, most recently at All Souls in NYC.

    As her daughter so perfectly wrote, "The tragedy and heartache of the circumstances of her death will never overshadow her life which was full and rich and active. I know that if she could, she would have done anything to be with all of us for one more meal, one more holiday, one more summer at Sagamore and on Shelter Island, one more Woman’s Alliance meeting, one more UUWF meeting, one more mountain to climb, one more game of tennis or golf, one last lap in the pool, one more philharmonic concert, opera, ballet, museum exhibit or Broadway show. She is leaving us with so many wonderful memories and as a model of how to live life to the fullest."

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    The UUWF transitional board is devoting considerable effort to listen to UU women across the country. Click here to learn how you can participate.

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