Religious communities and congregations are rising up to take action all over the country. People of faith and conscience know that we cannot remain silent when our values are threatened, and that we must work together to push back. Here are key resources for people who are in a professional or lay leadership role in congregations, to help them mobilize their community through the Love Resists Campaign to raise their voice, grow solidarity and expand sanctuary.
Download the Congregational Action Guide - Suggested activities with low, medium and high commitment levels. No matter where your congregation is, this guide will help you take action.
Read "The Real Rules": Congregations and the IRS Guidelines On Advocacy, Lobbying, and Elections - Detailed information on the strength and limits of religious communities engaging in political action.
- Also, read this recent blog post Religious Activism: Political, Not Partisan for a quick take on all the thing congregations can do to promote their values in the political system.
Complete the Congregational Asset Mapping Tool - Identify the organizational and personal resources you can use to raise your voice, grow solidarity and expand sanctuary in your community. Created by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
Conscience Calls - Our Conscience Calls are monthly facilitated web calls which invites signers of the Declaration of Conscience into deeper relationship with one another and our shared principles and commitments to faithful resistance.
For additional information, coaching and resources on leading Unitarian Universalist congregations, contact regional UUA field staff.