Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation

This data was last updated on 20 July 2017.

Address: 258 Harvard Street #322 , Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-838-6989
Email: uuwf@uua.org
Website: http://www.uuwf.org/

Leadership: The UUWF has a board of trustees, an affiliated minister, and an administrator that help to lead the happenings of the center. They also have an extensive list of donors.

Outreach and Interfaith Activity: The UUWF are active in women’s social justice and interfaith work. They are constantly in conversation with members of Congress, and focus on issues such as women’s healthcare, equal pay for equal work, and abortion rights. They are partnered with other organizations that advance justice for women such as the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, SisterSong, UU Women and Religion, and the Religious Institute. They publish an online newsletter titled the Communicator in which they email news articles about women’s justice movements to subscribers on a regular basis. They hold annual General Assembly programs, in which members of the UUWF join together to celebrate and honor the achievements of past and present women who care about gender equality and justice. In 2003, the UUWF created the Clara Barton Internship. Every year, a new intern is selected for this year long internship which focuses on social justice issues surrounding women. Additionally, the Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley Scholarship Program provides financial support to applicants who identify as women of color, Latina or Hispanic and who are in the UUA religious education or music leadership programs or who are interested in becoming a part of the Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Honors and Awards: The Clara Barton Sisterhood is a program in which the UUWF, and other local women’s groups and congregations, honor women who are over 80 years old and recognize them for their contributions to their communities and congregations. New women are named as “Clara Barton Sisters” each year. The Sermon Award is given each year to a promising female minister. Additionally, the Ministry to Women Award is occasionally given to an organization or individual that has remarkably attended to the needs of women.