Day 1: Kicking Off Our Spiritual Journey for Social Justice
Today is Day 1 of the Thirty Days of Love. Today’s action is to let your friends & family know about your commitment to the Thirty Days by posting about it on social media. Click here for more resources, family actions, and more! Click here to sign up for the daily Thirty Days of Love emails.
We are so thrilled to launch our second annual Thirty Days of Love campaign today! We have lined up tons of actions that we know you will be excited about. This first week we will “Honor Legacy,” and renew our commitments to sustained action and service, beginning with our commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. During this period, we will lift up the change-makers who paved the trail ahead of us and explore how we can continue their legacy by standing on the side of love in our communities and our congregations.
We will continue the Thirty Days of Love in our second and third weeks with the themes of “Think Interfaith” and “Move Beyond Borders.” During this time, we will hear from messengers of all walks of life, who will encourage us to foster partnerships with people from different backgrounds than our own.
We call the Thirty Days of Love a spiritual journey for social justice because striving to make the world a better place requires centering ourselves, connecting with others, and examining where we have been and would like to go. During our last week, we will “Share the Love,” first by continuing to re-imagine Valentine’s Day as our National Standing on the Side of Love Day and later by celebrating “Share the Love Sunday,” when we invite congregations to commemorate this journey together and share the love that speaks to our core values.
Today, help us spread the word about this campaign by posting about it on social media and changing your profile picture to the Standing on the Side of Love heart logo.
I look forward to standing on the side of love with you for the next 30 days, and beyond!
In faith and love,
Standing on the Side of Love
PS: The best way to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the great daily actions we have planned is to sign up for our Thirty Days daily emails! Click here to take the Thirty Days pledge.
PPS: We will be holding a Facebook chat this Friday, Jan. 25 at 4:00pm ET. I would love for you to join in and share your questions, comments, and more for the future of Standing on the Side of Love! Find more details here.