Save the Date for Thirty Days of Love
What started as a reimagining of February 14th as National Standing on the Side of Love Day eventually blossomed into a beautiful Thirty Days of Love, bracketed by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Valentine’s Day.
In 2012, thousands of people reveled in 30 days of justice-and-love-filled actions; engaged in collective visioning, active listening and theological reflection with congregations; participated in service projects; presented courageous love awards to community heroes; attended special Standing on the Side of Love services; and engaged in transformative acts of public witness throughout the month, most especially on February 14—National Standing on the Side of Love Day.
In 2013, we are bringing back the Thirty Days, and we have listened to your feedback! Most importantly, we want to provide ample notice so you can start planning your participation now. So please add these dates to your calendar:
Saturday, January 19th – Sunday, February 17th, 2013
What else do we envision for our next Thirty Days of Love?
- More activities geared for individuals not affiliated with a congregation, and towards children, youth, and young adults.
- A continued focus on the interfaith spirit of the campaign.
- Streamlined communications and resources that are easy to digest.
Do you have suggestions for us? We’d love to hear your ideas for daily activities, exercises, prayers, reflection, and meditations that we might share with the larger community. All ideas—big and small—are very welcome. The Thirty Days of Love is all about collective effort. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get a head start on planning for this year’s events? All of the resources from last year are available on our website.
If you are affiliated with a congregation, you might also think about identifying a small working group within your congregation to focus on planning for the Thirty Days of Love.
The Thirty Days is a wonderful, focused time to connect more deeply with others who are committed to standing on the side of love and to the calls of love and justice. So save the dates today and start brainstorming!
The Standing on the Side of Love Creative Advisory Team
The message above went out on Tuesday, August 27, 2012 to Standing on the Side of Love supporters. You can sign-up for these emails here.