Sunday, January 22 – 9:30 and 11:00 am
“Religion and Politics: The WCTU and the Women's March on Washington”
Rev. Barbara H. Gadon and Women of Eliot
If prophets are those who speak unpopular truths to power, you couldn't get more prophetic than the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Painted as shrews and prudes, it's difficult today for us to fully appreciate their cause. What impact did their movement have on peoples’ lives? How did they bring the force of religion into our politics, when they had so little power in either arena? How were the Unitarians and Universalists involved? We will explore these questions as many of our women and girls participate in marches in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis. Featured musicians: Eliot Choir and the Tri-Tones.