When the Goddess Acts Like a Guy

Julie Borden, Worship Associate

Goddess centered spirituality has long been a major current in Unitarian Universalism.  The Divine Feminine has been lifted up in our faith community not least as a corrective to a default stereotype of paternalistic male leadership in religion (and society in general) and a way to encourage women to see themselves as empowered to lead.  Even as UU’s question the validity and value of binary concepts of gender, long-held stereotypes of the Feminine as nurturing and receptive have still been very much accepted as offering alternative ways of being in–and leading in–community to toxic aggressive male behaviors.  But what does it mean when your Goddess is a Warrior…and very much on the warpath?

SPECIAL MUSIC OFFERING by Molly Siskin – “Armor” (Sara Bareilles)