Women’s Work

In an early salute to International Women’s Day (March 8th each year), we will ask what you think of when you hear the phrase “women’s work.” Is it always done in the nursery, kitchen or the laundry? What about the classroom, hospital, office or court room? Does it always involve caring? Isn’t caring a key […]

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Mother’s Day Is Also Mothers’ Day

In a wonderful book about the development of feminist consciousness before “feminism” arose in the 19th century, the historian Gerda Lerner gives credit to individual women who were warriors, artists, nuns and mothers for defending their principles and thereby laying important groundwork for later movements.  On this Mothers’ Day, Estella Lauter will pay homage to groups of […]

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Black Lives Matter

The Unitarian Universalist Association voted last summer to support the work of “Black Lives Matter,” in part because of the movement’s commitment to principles of justice, equality and empathy. It was formed in 2012 by three women to establish the principles and practices to stop the scourge against black men in the US. In honor […]

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Making It Happen: Equality For All Women

Each year on or near International Women’s Day, we pause to reflect on the condition of women here and elsewhere in the world. While some claim that women in the U.S. have gained equality, the news about who is at the bottom of the economic ladder, whose reproductive rights are under fire, and who is […]

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As conditions for women worsen in the U.S., this International Women’s Day offers a good occasion to examine the case for both public and private expressions of compassion. What is compassion? How do we promote it? How is it discouraged?  What role does this emotion play in Unitarian Universalist principles? To consider these questions, Estella […]

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