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Congregational Resource Packet

The Congregational Resource Packet contains items like:

  • Ten Things Your Congregation Can Do
    Ideas of various levels of commitment to help raise the profile of reproductive justice issues through legislative advocacy, education, and social witness
  • Liturgical Calendar
    Three to four events in each season of the year, through which to celebrate and remember the reproductive justice movement and its champions
  • Faith Development Guide
    Suggestions for activities and discussions for Unitarian Universalists of all ages, according to the learners’ developmental capacity and stage of faith development
  • Small Group Ministry Session Plans
    • What is Reproductive Justice?
    • Reproductive Justice: Choice and Loss
    • Reproductive Justice: Raising Children
  • Sample Worship
    Includes other relevant hymns and a suggested Children’s Activity
  • Clergy Packet
    • Collegial Letter to Unitarian Universalist Ministers
    • Resources for Pastoral Care
    • Sermon Archive and Resources
    • Unitarian Universalist Theology of Reproductive Justice

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Curriculum for Congregations

Rooting us in our religious history and theological callings the six-week curriculum, "Reproductive Justice Curriculum for Congregations", outlines the distinctions between reproductive “health,” “rights,” and “justice”; opens awareness of reproductive oppressions; offers opportunities to learn about ourselves and each other as sexual and reproductive beings; and equips us to move forward, out into the world, with integrity and vision.

Annual Events

Roe v. Wade Anniversary (January)
Thousands of Unitarian Universalists and others celebrated a milestone victory when the Supreme Court legalized abortion in their decision, Roe v. Wade (1973).  Both then and now, too many women face significant obstacles to actually obtaining a safe and legal abortion. Every January, use the anniversary as an occasion to celebrate history and recommit to a future of reproductive justice for all.

Mama’s Day (May)
Mother’s Day is more than a day for flowers and pancakes. It's a time to highlight the aspects of motherhood that are not usually visible in the greeting card aisles. It’s a call to honor the resiliency of all those who mother, especially those who bear the brunt of hurtful policies or who are weighed down by stigma in our culture. Every May, it’s opportunity to take action to create the conditions so that all families can thrive.

Webinar: What is Reproductive Justice?

As Unitarian Universalists, we are the inheritors of a 50-year history of reproductive rights advocacy. We also share a firm commitment to racial and social justice. At the convergence of these interests, we are called to widen the current debate from “reproductive rights” to “reproductive justice,” allowing us to fill a unique niche as both a religious group and a reproductive justice organization.

Webinar: Best Practices

A guide for leaders and activists on the 'how' and 'why' of building congregational capacity for reproductive justice advocacy, featuring experienced Unitarian Universalist (UU) leaders from churches and organizations around the country.

For more information contact womensissues @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

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