- Recognizing Wikimedia User Groups is the responsibility of the Affiliations Committee;
- Women in Religion User Group has submitted an application for recognition, which has been reviewed by the Affiliations Committee;
- The scope of the group, which can be found on their meta page, is "a diverse group of people of faith, agnostics, and atheists, from a variety of traditions and belief systems who are committed to closing information gaps that have affected cis and transgender women scholars, activists, and practitioners in the world's religious, spiritual, and wisdom traditions, especially in Wikipedia. The name: We know that eventually we will add much more than 1000 biographies of women religious on Wikipedia. At least that's our hope and prayer, anyway. The number "1000" is hyperbole, like when Christ tells Saint Peter in Matthew 18 in the New Testament that he must forgive others not just 70 times, but 70 times seven times.
- Application Review
- With regard to Women in Religion User Group's application for user group status and criteria:
- At least 3 active Wikimedia editors: CRITERION MET
- Focus advances Wikimedia: CRITERION MET
- Mission aligned with Wikimedia Foundation: CRITERION MET
- Compliance with naming guidelines and trademark policy: CRITERION MET
- Information about group published on a Wikimedia wiki: CRITERION MET
- Plans for activities or efforts to advance Wikimedia projects: CRITERION MET
- Allows new members: CRITERION MET
- Two designated contacts for Wikimedia Foundation: CRITERION MET
- It is the opinion of the Affiliations Committee that the group meets the requirements for Wikimedia User Group status.
- Therefore be it resolved that Women in Religion User Group is recognized as a Wikimedia User Group for a one-year, renewable period, effective on June 22, 2022.
Per the Wikimedia user group approval process, this application has been approved on June 22, 2022 on behalf of the Affiliations Committee: