Feminist Book Club – March – Lee Maracle and Terese Marie Mailhot

March 10th at 4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern, 8 pm Atlantic etc. at https://zoom.us/j/328662153

At our first meeting, we will be discussing two books by indigenous women of two different generations: read one of them or both, if you have time, or feel free to join and listen!

  • Lee Maracle, I Am Woman, Press Gang, 1988;
  • Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir, Counterpoint, 2018.

The Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association, an affiliate of the CUC, invites all to join the Canadian UU Feminist Book Club.

Learn more about the CUUWA Feminist Book Club.

Announcing the 2019 International Women’s Day Service Packet

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. 

Download the 2019 IWD Service Packet: Journey

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.

Jo-Anne Elder-Gomes, 
Chair, CUUWA 

2018 CUUWA Newsletter

Holiday Greetings from the CUUWA Council!

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.

Download the 2018 CUUWA Newsletter

Updated Resolution on Abortion Rights

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

Support Women’s Reproductive Rights

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@parl.gc.ca

To find MPs contact information, link to House of Commons – Members

To determine how an MP voted on the bill,  download
Bill 312: How did they vote(from Global News)