#LoveResists Updates
#LoveResists Updates
Congregational Action, Congregational Stories & Best Practices in Social Justice

Check back for regular updates on how Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience can resist hate and fear through the power of love. #LoveResists is a campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

  • We bear witness, and as our faith and conscience demand, we act!

    "People of faith, particularly those of us who are white progressives, need to combat the systems of criminalization in our country. Systems of policing and criminalization in this country are inherently violent, steeped in and created to reinforce white supremacy, anti-...
    5/30/2020
  • Congress, #ReleaseOurRelatives!

    Please join our ad-hoc group of Indigenous people and allies to urge your Members of Congress to take appropriate actions to protect the lives of our Indigenous loved ones – and all people – living in federal prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
    5/15/2020
  • Two ways to do collective action with Love Resists and our partners

    As we face a time of societal struggle, grief, and uncertainty, two things we’ve found to keep us going on the Love Resists team are being in close community with others (online video gatherings, mutual aid networks) and taking action to tip the scales of recovery towards a...
    3/31/2020
  • Liberation During Social Isolation: #FreeThemAll

    The ground under our feet is shifting. Suddenly we no longer recognize the landscape we believed we knew so well. ...
    3/20/2020
  • Join our Community Kickoff to End the Money Bail System: Webinar on Oct 23

    Last year we began our end money bail campaign with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). Bail keeps people in jail for weeks and even years—away from their families, friends and communities—before they see a judge. Bail traps people in debt, can mean a loss of custody...
    10/9/2019
  • Webinar: Side with Love to Resist Detention and Deportation

    Side With Love, Love Resists, American Friends Service Committee, and various grassroots immigration organizations hosted an action-based webinar. During the call, presenters covered the movement 'hot spots' of needed action, connected people to others in their region for...
    8/6/2019
  • 6 Ways to Be Pro-Active About Immigration Raids in Your Community

    This is an important moment both to strengthen our relationships with immigrant organizations in our communities, knowing that we will all be needed - and to turn to our spiritual practices and community to maintain thoughtful judgment and not seed fear.
    6/23/2019
  • Shut Down America’s Child Detention Center

    Putting children into prison camps is monstrous. And it sets a dangerous precedent for expanding incarceration as a solution to human rights problems. This follows a pattern of further criminalizing Black and Brown bodies across the United States and our silence means complicity...
    5/20/2019
  • #FreeBlackMamas this Mother’s Day

    The prison industrial complex is built upon a cycle of re-incarceration that it perpetuates. Many folks held in cages because of unaffordable bail are there because they are caught in a vicious cycle where they are being re-arrested for past challenges with unpaid fees/fines or...
    5/8/2019
  • Join BLUU's Babies & Bailouts End Money Bail Live Panel Watch Party

    Gather a group in your community to participate in the BLUU Babies and Bailouts Watch Party and Donation Drive on Sunday, April 28 (or soon thereafter).
    4/8/2019
  • We love in concrete ways: a webinar on accompaniment & expanded sanctuary

    Please join the info session on Wednesday, April 10th at 8pm EST if you want to learn more about accompaniment networks that offer support in many ways—from raising funds for bonds to get out of detention, to obtaining legal counsel, to going to ICE and immigration court...
    4/2/2019
  • Being the balm, the comfort, and the fire for justice: recommitting to our Muslim siblings

    As people committed to building inclusive communities of love and justice, our hearts are heavy with the recent news of the murders of Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand. When members of our global communities and families are harmed, we know we must recommit to...
    3/21/2019
  • 4 things you can do to end money bail in your community

    On any given night, more than 450,000 people who have not been convicted of any crime are incarcerated in the United States simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. ...
    3/5/2019
  • Building from the Ground Up : UU Metro Atlanta North & the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta

    Organizing for a local win isn't something that just big congregations can do. Small congregations can do so as well. This is our congregation's story.
    By Dave Dunn, UU Metro Atlanta North Congregation, Roswell, GA | 2/12/2019
  • One concrete thing to get someone home now

    In this season where many in this country celebrate Christmas, a holiday of refugees and a celebration of families, it feels impossible not to act. So we invite you to participate in #FreeThePeopleDay, a fundraising endeavor to get as much end-of-year money directly to local...
    12/21/2018
  • Seven Lessons in Witnessing the Migrant Caravan

    When we see shocking images come across our newsfeed, it’s easy to become numb or to engage with the speed and shallowness of a click or a share. But what we are witnessing unfold at the San Ysidro port of entry deserves deeper attention.
    By Susan Frederick-Gray | 12/7/2018
  • Solidarity with All Those Migrating

    We share useful and faithful ways to provide support and solidarity to those in this current exodus and to build strong networks to support all migrants
    11/20/2018
  • By fighting criminalization together, we all get free.

    Russell B(ullwinkle) Kunz is the Racial Justice Task Force Chair with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, OH. This is a blog post he's written about why he is organizing Unitarian Universalists on this important issue. ...
    10/29/2018
  • Five ways to respond with love to the newest attacks on immigrants

    This week we’re watching some of the world’s most vulnerable and courageous people - escaping violence from both organized crime and their own government - banding together in a migrant caravan to support each other in the pursuit of safety and freedom. Yet so much of the media...
    10/23/2018
  • We won't pay for family separation, detention, and ICE

    We are halfway through the Faith Week of Action and we resist any funding increases for family separation, immigration detention, and ICE. ...
    9/26/2018

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