The Unitarian Women’s Group was founded in 1982 to address the concerns listed below.
Membership is open to any Unitarian woman in sympathy with our aims.
- To explore what it means to be a woman and a Unitarian and
to share this exploration.
- To encourage the formation of small groups of women.
- To consider the nature of church-based activities and to break down the barriers that restrict some activities to one sex or the other.
- To extend number 3 to non-church areas such as domestic work.
- To educate Unitarians about the nature and effects of sexist attitudes.
- To make a positive contribution to Unitarian thought: in particular a re- evaluation of the importance of emotions,
personal experiences and the caring roles traditionally played by women in the church.
- To rediscover the stories of women who have made a significant contribution to
Unitarianism and to humanity.
- To raise concerns over social issues e.g. violence against women, birth control.
- To have contact with women in other religious groups.
- To consider the role women can have in propagating peace and protecting the environment.
- To promote equal rights and opportunities, dignity and worth of all women regardless
of race age, class, sexual preference or disability.