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
Monday, January 28
“We who have been born Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, or any other faith can be very comfortable in each others temple’s, mosques, and churches, praying or meditating together to create a spiritual mass of consciousness which can overcome our greed, hatred, and illusions.”
– Dr A. T. Ariyaratne, Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement (Buddhist)
The first step in building interfaith social justice partnerships (or strengthening old ones!) is meeting and getting to know our neighbors. Find time before the end of the Thirty Days to go to a religious service of a different faith in your community–-whether it’s a mosque, synagogue, Episcopal Church, Buddhist temple, Quaker Meeting, or even a local meditation group. Learn more about their faith tradition and build new relationships!
Action for Families:
Brainstorm with your child: what would an interfaith symbol for love and justice look like? You can also make and share an interfaith symbol or slogan with your family, community, or congregation.