Week 1: January 19–26
We begin our Thirty Days of Love with a commitment to sustained action and service, anchored in our commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is a time to lift up those who paved the trail ahead of us—the change-makers whose leadership and inspiration inform our own worldviews and transformed our society into a more loving place. Join us in redoubling our commitment to honor these heroic legacies through our own justice-making.
The Month Ahead
Sunday, January 20
“Today, much of journalism and politics are in a kind of collusion to oversimplify and personalize issues. No room for ambivalence. Plenty of room for the personal attack.”
— Ellen Goodman
In honor of Inauguration Day tomorrow, ask your federal lawmakers to commit to civil and respectful discourse in the new legislative session. Click here to take action.
Action for Youth:
Take part in No Name-Calling Week, an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds. This year the event runs from January 21 to 25. There are lessons and activities for elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth, a creative expression contest, and more!
Action for Families:
Ask your child to define these two words: “love” and “justice.” Write the definitions down and see if they change over the course of the month.
- Your Words Count: http://yourwordscount.org
- Five Tips for Creating Civil Discourse in an Era of Polarization
- Today is World Religion Day, established in 1950 by American Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly and now celebrated in many countries. It’s purpose is to celebrate the commonalities between religions & the potential religion has for furthering world peace.