Week 2: January 27– February 02
The Standing on the Side of Love campaign is rooted in Unitarian Universalist principles, but our spirit is interfaith and increasingly we encompass individuals from many faith traditions. Nevertheless, we all believe that each of us is connected and that it takes a village to build the Beloved Community. Let us unite with those from different backgrounds who share our common goal of a more just and loving world.
The Month Ahead
Saturday, February 2
“On what basis do we people of different religious commitments meet one another? First and foremost we meet as human beings who have so much in common: a heart, a face, a voice, the presence of a soul, fears, hope, the ability to trust, a capacity for compassion and understanding, the kinship of being human. My first task in every encounter is to comprehend the personhood of the human being I face, to sense the kinship of being human, solidarity of being.”
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, 1966
Have you ever struggled to explain our campaign to your friends and family as you encourage them to get involved? Ever felt stumped by what exactly it means to “stand on the side of love”?
Well, we’ve got you covered! Check out this fun, inspiring message about who we are and what we do:
Share the video with your friends and family, and encourage them join us on our spiritual journey for social justice! We are only halfway through our Thirty Days of Love, and there are plenty more great actions coming up.
Action for Families:
Do a Google search on “ethic of reciprocity” or “golden rule” and copy at least ten versions of the rule from different religions. Which do you like best?