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Webinar Opportunity: Love Resists Through Partnership - Building Relationships at the Grassroots
Monthly Love Resists Webinars
Social Justice, Congregational Action, Immigration

Love Resists is now offering monthly webinars led by some of our partners and resistance movement leaders. See the list below for upcoming learning opportunities and check back regularly for updates.

Once the webinar is over, we will post a recording of the video and related materials here. Sign up for Love Resists emails to get timely calls to action and to learn about new resources as they become available.

Faithful Discernment: Is Your Congregation Called to Offer Sanctuary?

Wondering what your options might be for effective congregational action in this heightened time of hostility and violence and possible deportations? This video is a recording of one webinar in a series on Sanctuary & Solidarity, hosted by UUSC, UUA, UUCSJ, and UURISE. In this session, Katia Hansen, President and CEO of UU Refugee & Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE) presents what it means to become a Sanctuary congregation and what factors to consider in assessing whether your congregation is able to answer this call to solidarity with individuals affected by the escalating xenophobia and increased deportations threatened by the new administration. As becoming a Sanctuary congregation is one of the many ways to be in solidarity with those most at risk in this new political landscape, it also offers additional resources and ideas for taking action.

Watch the video (YouTube)

The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical Guide

Katia Hansen, President and CEO of UU Refugee & Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE) discusses the "nuts and bolts" of becoming a sanctuary congregation for those that have already discerned that they have the capacity and commitment to continue down this path. It also includes the experiences of ministers whose congregations have undergone the process of becoming a sanctuary church and those who have found other ways to take action for rights of immigrants and refugees.

Watch the video (YouTube)

Solidarity & Sanctuary: A Survey of Options for Action

Wondering what your options might be for effective congregational action in a heightened time of hostility and violence and possible deportations? This webinar reviews a survey of strategies appropriate for congregations of many sizes and political contexts. Hear from grassroots leaders from communities at highest risk and learn about inspiring examples of what some UU congregations are already doing.

Watch the video (YouTube)

Love Resists Through Congregational Organizing

Unitarian Universalist congregations are developing some very comprehensive models for doing justice ministries well and this webinar is your opportunity to learn from their experience. Revs. Lisa Friedman and Rob Eller-Isaacs from Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul, MN will talk about the origins of their model, which links to partners in the community and keeps the work grounded in Unitarian Universalist faith. Jeff Lott from the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network and First Unitarian Church in Wilmington, DE, will share his experience helping his smaller congregation adapt the same model.

This webinar was held Tuesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. EST.

Watch the recording on the UUSC's YouTube channel. We hope you will help us spread the word about these resources by sharing these links with others seeking to organize their congregation's justice ministry.

Download the resources (PDF, 19 pages) shared during the webinar.

Love Resists Through Partnership: Building Relationships at the Grassroots

This webinar will be held Tuesday, February 20 at 8 p.m. EST. RSVP here.

How does an individual congregation--and the interfaith community more broadly--approach new relationships with grassroots community organizations? How do we build trust, accountability, and a long-term commitment? What role is ours to play within a movement much larger than ourselves? The Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance and their partners will share what they’ve learned developing a coalition called MARCH (Multifaith Anti-Racism, Change, and Healing) together, and discuss what kind of awareness and skills are essential to bring to community partnerships.


  • Rev. Ashley Horan, Executive Director, Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance
  • Rev. Danny Givens Jr, Black Clergy United for Change & Black Lives Matter - Minneapolis Chapter
  • Liz Loeb, Associate Director, Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, & Social Transformation
  • Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Justice

Moderated by Hannah Hafter, Senior Program Leader for Activism, UUSC


Upcoming Webinars

Registration information will be posted; join the Love Resists email list to be notified.

  • March 2018: Love Resists Through Radical Presence: ICE & Court Accompaniment Programs
  • April 2018: Love Resists Mass Incarceration: Ending Cash Bail & Immigration Bonds
  • May 2018: Love Resists Through Direct Action: Civil Disobedience 101




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