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Adult Religious Education (ARE)Sundays at 10 AM!
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Join the Emerson Adult Education meeting on Sunday March 7, 2021 at 10 AM to learn more about the Tuesday meetings and other exciting projects led by the International Convocation of UU Women, IWC. IWC is the Emerson Share the Plate recipient for March.

A zoom link will be sent in the Emerson e-Blast and newsletter, as well as the Sunday morning mail.

You might notice a familiar face in the second row of the Tuesday IWC zoom meetings!

Since March 31, 2020, more than 30 women have logged on for a cross-continental meeting, creating on computer screens a gallery of women’s faces from Australia, India, and Bolivia, to Kenya, Uganda, several European nations, and across the United States and Canada.

The meetings have been hosted by the International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (IWC), whose executive director Zsófia Sztranyiczki says the idea was to “offer a participatory activity to allow women to connect in a time of isolation, uncertainty, and distress.”

A Unitarian minister from Transylvania, Rev. Júlia Jobbágy, has served as moderator and recalled that at first, she could not really imagine how these international meetings would work, but over the weeks she has seen the reward of global connections.

There has been a topic for discussion at each meeting ranging from haiku writing to environmental pledges on Earth Day, which included reducing the use of plastics, eating less meat, and using our consumer power to buy environmentally friendly goods and services like green energy.

Another issue this year is the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

IWC is hosting three events co-sponsored by the UUA Office at the United Nations, on March 20, 24, and 26, 2021. Specific details about all three events can be found on the website:

Executive director Zsófia Sztranyiczki will speak about these events and ongoing work carried out by the IWC, around the world. Join us for an hour of learning!

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