We are excited to share that Thirty Days of Love is back in 2016 observed from Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, February 14, 2016, culminating on the 7th Annual National Standing on the Side of Love Day! Thirty Days of Love 2016: Towards Racial Justice will lift up the ways Unitarian Universalists and many of our partner organizations are building and organizing by taking bold, courageous action for intersectional racial justice

Below find a number of resources for yourself, your congregation or your community and small group ministry.  Are you and your congregation involved with Thirty Days of Love? We would love to hear about it at love@uua.org.

MESSages from Thirty Days of love 2016

Welcome & Introduction

Week 1: Fourteen Steps Forward Together for America's Third Reconstruction 

Week 2: Building Sanctuary: A Duty to Each Other

Week 3: We Do Not Lead Single Issue Lives

Week 4: No One is Disposable


Small Group Discussion Guide

"Justice is what Love looks like in public" - Dr. Cornel West Coloring Page

Collection of Inspirational Quotes

Honoring Courageous Love


Rise Up O Flame: A Ferguson Worship Toolkit for UUs

Sample Sermons from WorshipWeb


Share the Love Sunday Worship and Resource Packet

How to Receive an Offering



On Showing Up and Support: Black Lives of UU, December 17, 2015

Black Lives of UU, November 19, 2015

Seven Principles for Black Lives, September 24, 2015

White UUs and Black Lives Matter: A conversation with Chris Crass, June 4, 2015

Black Lives Matter Webinar, March 18, 2015


A Unitarian Universalist 'Black Lives Matter' Theology, A blog post written by Kenny Wiley on the powerful, deep and wide grounding of Unitarian Universalism that call us to show up in support of Black Lives Matter

Spiritual Practices for White Discomfort, A blog post written by Rev. Annie Gonzalez on the practices of radical faith and deep discernment for white people in the times of the Movement for Black Lives

To be Young, Latina, and Bisexual, A blog post written by Daisy Hernandez, author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed

Only Black Deaths Matter: Our Nations need for Pastoral Counseling, A blog post written by Rev. William Barber III, author of The Third Reconstruction

A lesson in the compassion of Islam, In this excerpt from interfaith leader Eboo Patel’s book Acts of Faith, he writes about the time he spent with his devout Muslim grandmother in India. He recounts the invaluable lesson his grandmother gave him and what his faith stands for.

American Horror Story: 5 Myths about Hate and Violence in America, American Horror Story: 5 Myths About Hate and Violence in America by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski, authors of Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics

An Appreciation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me by Bill Ayers


The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

An insightful biography which shows Mrs. Rosa Parks as more than just a tired old seamstress, but as a daring and outspoken individual and lifelong freedom fighter.

Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina by Ronnie Greene

This is the story of how the people meant to protect and serve citizens can do violence, hide their tracks, and work the legal system as the nation awaits justice. A powerful book that is especially important within the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement by Rev. Dr. William J Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America's racial divide.

Black Prophetic Fire, edited by Dr. Cornel West

Celebrated intellectual and activist Cornel West offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African Americans leaders and their visionary legacies .

A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life. An excellent resource that centers on racial justice as it intersects with other core justice priorities of the UUA, such as immigration justice and LGBTQ equity.

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel

A renowned Muslim activist’s personal story of building a global interfaith youth movement that might just change the world. Includes a new afterword by the author.

Gandhi An Autobiography

In his classic autobiography, Gandhi recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of satyagraha, or active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

GATHER AT THE TABLE: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan

Two people a black woman and a white man confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on