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Day 27: Happy National Standing on the Side of Love Day!

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Feb 14, 2013

Today is Day 27 of the Thirty Days of Love. Today’s action is to celebrate our Fourth Annual National Standing on the Side of Love Day! Click here send in photos and stories of how you shared the love today. Click here to sign up for the daily Thirty Days of Love emails.

“Love isn’t an emotion or even an intention, but a policy, a vow, a behavior. It must be embodied to become real. Love exists only in action.”
- Rev. Tom Owen-Towle

Four years ago today, Unitarians Universalists began to re-imagine Valentine’s Day as a social justice holiday. We committed to investing in a different kind of love than the love corporations have been selling to us. Instead we chose to stand on the side of love with those who experience discrimination because of their identities.

Over time, our National Standing on the Side of Love Day has grown from one day to thirty, and has extended beyond Unitarian Universalists to welcome anyone who shares our values of promoting compassion, peace and justice.

Watch my video message to learn more about the wonderful ways that people across the country have taken part in these Thirty Days of Love:

Let’s celebrate the successful conclusion of these Thirty Days of Love together online. We are partnering with the Church of the Larger Fellowship for worship services on:

• Sunday, February 17 at 8:00pm ET
• Monday, February 18 at 9:00am and 1:30pm ET

Plan now to join in for one of these services. Check out our Facebook event to RSVP and invite your friends and family to join us.

Also, on February 17, many of our congregations are celebrating Share the Love Sunday in their sanctuaries. We have resources online for you to create your own Share the Love Sunday service for Feb. 17 or anytime this year. With a special plate collection for your Unitarian Universalist Association, Standing on the Side of Love will grow stronger and we will continue to promote our progressive liberal values in the world.

Together, our congregations and our Association can do amazing things. Thank you for your generosity and passion.

In faith,

Rev. Peter Morales
Unitarian Universalist Association

PS: Please inspire others by sharing photos and stories of courageous love from these past thirty days on our website. Hundreds of actions across the country will generate hundreds more.

One Response to “Day 27: Happy National Standing on the Side of Love Day!”

  1. [...] Day specifically, nor even about romantic love.  For Unitarian Universalists, today is Standing on the Side of Love Day, which to me is about the embodiment of our First Principle: To Respect the Inherent Worth and [...]

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