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We're Reviving Love - Join us!

We're Reviving Love - Join us!

We at Standing on the Side of Love have an opportunity to talk about and embody the love of the UU faith regularly. Our work moves us into deeper conversations about how we can show up rooted in deep love. There are lessons we know from our own journeys about loving ourselves and each other that are relevant to our work for transformation and justice.

In many cases, this kind of love is not easy. I wrote about this in Why Movements Need to Revive Love:

“Loving has been the hardest work of my life because it has asked me to resist the belief that intimacy and proximity are an excuse for my worst behavior. Love has pushed me to not blame the people closest to me for my personal suffering or my suffering under structural oppression. Love has asked me to stay in it with someone or something: to do things that are scary or boring. 

We Need You

We Need You

I was in large part transformed by the political education and grounding I learned within Unitarian Universalism - participating in and facilitating popular education and anti-racism training and organizing for youth and young adults. These spaces created relationships for many of us with local and national movements. The faith also grappled to steadily support this work and in turn hurt me and so many people I love. 

When I joined Standing on the Side of Love, I had a deep thirst for this faith to offer that "steady hand", that Caitlin so eloquently wrote about here, that is of use in supporting movements for liberation for the long term. I have wanted our faith to trust and believe that faith & spirit happens everywhere - and for those we seek to center and who are most impacted by systems of oppression - that's often NOT in our church pews. I have wanted those of us who are white to go beyond apologizing and move resources and shift power.

Help us #ReviveLove

Help us #ReviveLove

You may have heard about our #ReviveLove tour that we are working on in collaboration with the Black Lives of UU and Rev. Sekou & The Holy Ghost to kick-off in just a couple of weeks!

We’re so thrilled to share the good news with you that Borealis foundation has committed to $10,000 to help us get started! We are so grateful for these funds. But we know we will need more!

Pledge $50 now to help Revive Love!

This fall we will be going to Knoxville, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans. We hope to go to more cities in the Spring -- getting to all of these places depends on your support!!!