One day solely dedicated to the light of love. Named after an ambiguous assortment of early Christian ‘Valentinian’ martyrs, the annual celebration of compassion lifts up self-sacrificing, all-encompassing love and the power of sacred trust between people.
Over time, the Valentine’s Day feast has evolved into an occasion for exchanging cards, flowers and chocolate as tokens of appreciation.
Driven by the firm conviction that every person deserves recognition of their inherent worth and dignity, Unitarian Universalists are called to reach out, affirm and embrace the Other in radical compassion, while simultaneously working to ameliorate situations where people are being denied their humanity.
Following are a few suggestions for bringing Sixth Principle Ministry to life in relation to congregational ministries related to St. Valentine’s Day in Seven Areas:
As love casts out fear, despair and loneliness, hopefully these ideas will inspire creativity, vision and compassion.
For more information about any of the suggestions, or to share additional ideas, please contact the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of International Resources: international @ uua.org.
For more information contact international @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
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