Growing Solidarity

Attendees at UUA General Assembly in 2012 meet with local Phoenix partners at a citizenship fair.

People of faith and conscience know now is the time grow relationships of solidarity between those who are being targeted because of their identities and those who identify as their allies. This solidarity is most effective when we listen to and make central the leadership, insights, and experiences of people who are most threatened by a history of injustice and the current political climate.

Partnership as a Change Agent

Relationships with these community partners have helped shape the #LoveResists campaign, showing where the greatest needs are and how the campaign can be most helpful in living out its values of justice and compassion.

National Movement Leaders

These are organizations whose leadership is informing the work of Love Resists. We support these organizations, and if there are chapters in your area encourage you to explore how you might get involved and support their work.

Immigrant-led Muslim-led
Mijente MPower Change
#Not1More Muslims for Social Justice
Cosecha Shoulder to Shoulder
United We Dream  
Interfaith Racial Justice
PICO Network Black Lives Matter
New Sanctuary Movement Showing Up for Racial Justice
Interfaith Immigration Coalition The Movement for Black Lives
We Say Enough  

Local Partnerships

Congregations and faith communities are encouraged to connect with local partners to shape their #LoveResists ministry and work. Many already have these relationships, and are urged to strengthen and deepen them. Additionally, many national partners have regional affiliates. However, congregations should consider the groups in their community first.

For an example of how one congregation centered their ministry around the needs of their partner, read First Unitarian Church of Oakland Partners with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Action Steps for Forming a Congregational Community Partnership.

Joint Campaign Sponsors

Love Resists embraces partnership at its core, as a joint campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Additional support is from the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and the Standing on the Side of Love campaign. For more information on the campaign's sponsors, please review the About page.

Rather than asking, “What issues do we care about?” congregational leaders are asking, “What are our core values and who do we know or need to get to know to build Beloved Community in our communities? Who is excluded? Who is vulnerable? Who is working for change and would welcome our support? Who are our neighbors? Who shall we partner with?”

from UU Justice Partnerships

UU Justice Partnerships

By Susan Leslie

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