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What it means to be Standing on the Side of Love

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Aug 18, 2010

Recently, I was called to bear witness to my faith’s ideals of compassion and the inherent worth and dignity of all people in Phoenix, AZ.

Wearing a bright yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, I prayed, walked, marched, and was even arrested with many Unitarian Universalists and other individuals who share our values. They, too, were called and compelled to stand with people of color in Phoenix who are targeted and terrorized by local police everyday.

Upon my release and return to my faith community, I feel more energized than ever about our Standing on the Side of Love work. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of fellowship, compassion, and connectedness with all who share our values. Watch this short video that really captures that feeling of what it truly means to be Standing on the Side of Love:

Our Standing on the Side of Love work has just begun and I call on you now to stand with us for justice, equality, and peace. You can do this by making a generous gift today. Your gift will help us support local congregations that call on us to organize, mobilize, and energize local Unitarian Universalists to raise our moral voices on the most pressing social justice issues of our time including human rights, environmental justice, and full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

We must be tireless practitioners of hope, knowledge, and love. Together, we can help create a new reality where the law of our land reflects the highest moral ideals of our people.

Stand with us. Donate today. Thank you.

In faith,
Rev. Peter Morales
Reverend Peter Morales
President of the UUA

One Response to “What it means to be Standing on the Side of Love”

  1. Cathy McGuire says:

    Does anyone know how many UU ministers participated in the rally? Approximate number of all UUs?

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