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The Story of Us, The Story of Now
Welcome to the home of the first annual Thirty Days of Love, which began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and culminated with Valentine’s Day 2012! The Thirty Days of Love was a collective visioning process about making sense of the present moment, and what we are called to do. We accomplished this through self-reflection, active listening, sharing personal and community stories, and celebrating our lives and our heroes for their courageous love.
The Thirty Days of Love offered daily, direct actions for love, and a calendar which acted as a template to guide us through a meaningful Thirty Days. Envisioned as a process, not an event, this campaign allowed many congregations to deepen their involvement with Standing on the Side of Love.
While there is great power in collective action, the beauty of Standing on the Side of Love is its “open source” spirit, so continue to bring your own ideas, actions, and traditions with you for this journey. Please use the resources below to continue to celebrate love in every month of the year.
The Thirty Days of Love resulted in beautiful conversations across the country culminating in a story of us, and a story of now that will resonate long past Valentine’s Day – our National Standing on the Side of Love Day. Through this process, we won’t always know what the goals are, or where we will end up. But we know that at the heart of the process is love.
O Spinner, Weaver, of our lives, Your loom is love. May we who are gathered here be empowered by that love to weave new patterns of Truth and Justice into a web of life that is strong, beautiful, and everlasting. -The Rev. Barbara Wells
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead