Curriculum Suggestions

Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s History includes a 4 hour Unitarian Universalist Religious Exploration unit for 7- to 9-year-olds based on the lives of two of the women in the book written by Debra Faulk and Susan McEwen; this is the first Canadian national women’s curriculum. Ordering Instructions in this document Invisible Influence- order form

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven (newly revised) – a woman honouring adult RE curriculum by Rev. Shirley Ranck

This curricula examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that may have worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants.
More than Goddess 101, this workshop series examines important elements of today’s women’s lives; personal, interpersonal and societal. It examines how our culture has been influenced by Judeo Christian values. The primary question raised is: How would your life have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female? Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and beliefs, creating trust and strong bonds of friendship.

Paganism 101 is an experiential curriculum that will enable participants to conduct Pagan rituals on their own as independent practitioners. It introduces the practices, beliefs and history of Modern Pagan Spirituality, a nature-based view, deeply rooted in Western Esoteric traditions. It is an active and powerful way to engage with our UU sixth source – “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered Traditions that Celebrate the Sacred Circle of Life  . . .”

Rise Up and Call Her Name is a self-contained 13-session course that weaves together spiritual stories worldwide that honor female divinities. By focusing on artistic and intellectual tools which facilitate self development and personal integration, these stories become relevant and inspiring to the individuals participating.
Reproductive Justice Curriculum for Congregations
Rooting us in our religious history and theological callings, this six-week curriculum 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. This curriculum was written to help UUs take on this call to action. Note that this is a curriculum from the USA and thus the legislative references are not directly applicable to Canadians.You can download the entire curriculum and handouts (PDF, 68 pages) or review by session:

  • Session 1: Introduction: What is Reproductive Justice?
  • Session 2: Sacred Sexuality
  • Session 3: Inherent Worth and Dignity
  • Session 4: Reverence for Life
  • Session 5: Right of Conscience
  • Session 6: Conclusion: Moving Forward