Side With Love
30 Days of Love – Theme – Interdependence :: Democracy & Electoral Justice – Day 1
“If interdependence is the inescapable reality of our relationships to one another and to the earth, then true democracy is both a spiritual and political practice of honoring that interconnectedness. The natural, faithful response to the blessing of being endowed with both freedom and dignity is for each of us to find our people in community, to continue building ever-expanding relationships of mutuality and trust, and to collectively and courageously take up the work of fighting for a world in which all of us are free and flourishing.
May we undertake that work with dedication, humility, and joy.” – Reflection by Rev. Ashley Horan
30 Days of Love 2023
Tomorrow begins 30 days of Love.
“Side With Love is thrilled to announce 30 Days of Love 2023! Our annual month of spiritual nourishment, political grounding, and shared practices of faith and justice, 30 Days of Love will go from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16) through Valentine’s Day (February 14).
This year’s 30 Days of Love is a gift to our whole community: a love letter, a warm hug, a spiritual balm for all of the individuals, families, religious professionals, partners and communities that embody our values and work for justice and liberation year round. Each week will feature a spiritual theme overlapping with one of Side With Love’s intersectional justice priorities, and we’ll share an array of offerings to help nourish your spirit and give gratitude and affirmation.”
West Fork UUs will be participating by posting daily affirmations connecting with the weekly themes. We hope that you join us.
Thirty Days of Love
“Thirty Days of Love is our annual celebration that runs approximately from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January through Valentine’s Day in February. It is an opportunity to 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.
In 2021, 30 Days of Love will focus on four themes from a recently published report called Widening the Circle of Concern, which was developed by the Commission on Institutional Change, a UUA Board commissioned group charged with researching, reporting, and making recommendations for transforming white supremacy and other oppressions in the institutional history and practices of the UUA and its 1,000-plus congregations and covenanted communities.” – Find more here
We think this is a wonderful project. We will be following along with Side with Love and on Mondays and Thursdays will post content for 30 days of Love.