The Women’s Alliance’s mission is to encourage women, to support their efforts at self-realization, provide sisterhood and service to the church and community. The WA is independent from the congregation, a tradition stemming from the history of disenfranchisement in the community and prohibitions against women serving on the church’s board of trustees. We support women in leadership positions and have provided grants for “Women in the Pulpit” and training for female seminarians.
The WA initiated a Sunday school for workers’ children an early settlement house in Brooklyn. In the 1970s women from FUUB were activists for abortion rights. We are proud of this legacy. A more complete history of the Women’s Alliance can be found in Olive Hoogenboom’s book, “The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn: 150 Years”