Join us for a workshop focusing on the role of women in liberal religion, and featuring author Cynthia Grant Tucker. Dr. Tucker’s “Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier” (2000) illuminated the struggles of early Unitarian women ministers. Building on this, the workshop — “Prophetic Sisterhood: Now More Than Ever” — will examine the ways that UU women worked to raise feminine consciousness in the past, and whether they still advance a meaningful feminism today. How have women’s roles changed? How did misogyny hamper women’s ministries, and how did they handle it? How do the UUA, theological schools, and similar institutions address women’s interests today? This workshop will focus on taking stock of how far we have come — and how far we have yet to go as we shape our mission and define our challenges here in the 21st century.
Dr. Tucker’s will present the Sunday sermon, “Eve’s Daughters in Iowa’s Eden,” at 9:30 on the morning of October 15th. This will be followed at 11:00 by the workshop; we will share a light lunch at noon; the workshop will resume at 12:30, and end at 2:30.
A $20 registration fee will include the cost of the luncheon. Registrations can be made here.