Week 3: February 03–09
Move Beyond Borders
We live in a society of borders--geographical, sociological, and psychological. Migrants cross borders to build a better life for their families; same-gender couples navigate the boundaries of conventionally accepted love; and transgender individuals challenge the division of societally-defined gender. Some of us must reconcile our overlapping identities, and others must cross borders to embrace those we once considered “other.” Let us explore how we can break down these arbitrary barriers to achieve a more loving society.
The Month Ahead
Sunday, February 3
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
– Albus Dumbledore
This week, join us as we reflect on the myriad borders that divide our communities, from the geographic borders that impact migrants and native peoples to the borders of socially-defined gender that impact members of the LGBTQ community.
Think about the borders in your own life, and whether they are serving you, or if you can find ways to move beyond them. And if you feel inspired, share it on social media—maybe by sharing this post on Facebook, tweeting something authentic about yourself, or uploading a photo on Instagram that conveys the borders you encounter in your day-to-day life with the hashtag #30daysoflove (or submit photos via email to our Flickr page).
Action for Families:
Brainstorm with your child: what does every person have in common with every other person? Can you come up with ten ways they are the same? 20? 100?
- Believe Out Loud