The Canadian Unitarian and Universalist Women’s Association (CUUWA) invites all congregations across Canada to celebrate International Women’s Day on one of the Sundays close to March 8, IWD, each year. It is our goal to have IWD services in all congregations. Will you help us achieve this goal of promoting awareness of gender equality and women’s issues?
This year, we have compiled a set of worship and study materials and share them with you, in time to plan for your March 3 or 10 service, or for a small group ministry session, study or discussion group in March.
Our 2019 theme is Journey.
Our packet includes a Chalice Lighting and other readings for a Sunday Service, suggestions for sermons or panels, children’s stories, reflection questions for a small ministry group session, and links to music and web resources. There are two special features this year. One is a focus on “before” and “after” which includes a documentary on second-wave American feminists and photos accompanying our CUUWA Council members’ stories of their journey(s). They offer opportunities for reflection, discussion, and sharing of your own stories of discovering feminism or finding yourself, of how feminists and pioneers or activists of our U*U movement have influenced your journey, and of how feminism and experiences of gender and sexuality have changed over your lifetime. The second is a major section on poetry. This year, for the first time, we put out a call for writing and artwork based on the theme of Journey. We were thrilled by the response from Canadian U*U women, and happy to include rich and varied poems in this package.
Please follow our Facebook page from March 3 to March 10. We will be asking questions about your journey, and inviting you to share how your congregation or group made use of these materials.
These materials are free of charge and we invite you to share the package widely. If you would like to support the CUUWA’s efforts to produce information, offer educational programs, and create opportunities for U*U women and allies to connect, please consider joining our organization.
This is an opportunity for
us to connect with you and let you know
who we are and what we are doing.
Our Council and other volunteers work hard on behalf of our members and other UU women across Canada on a range of feminist and gender issues. Our specific goals are to raise awareness about women’s history, rituals, and perspectives, through training, communication, celebration and many resources.
The CUUWA Council and Reproductive Justice Committee proposes an updated resolution on Abortion Rights which we are pleased to present to you for approval and support. We plan to ask the CUC to approve at the AGM in 2015 and would appreciate your support of it in your congregations, and as delegates to the AGM. Please go to Reproductive Justice under the Issues menu item
Consider thanking those MPs who voted against the motion M-312 that would have reopened the debate of the legal status of abortion in Canada. To contact a member of parliament use this email format firstname.lastname@example.org