People of faith and conscience are growing relationships of solidarity with those who are being targeted because of their identities. 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.
- Small Group Ministry for Social Change: spiritual practice that helps individuals develop partnerships with faith-based or other non-profits doing the work of their chosen focus.
- Sustainable Action: Planting the Seeds of Relational Organizing (PDF, 7 pages)
- Theology of Resistance: from the Prophetic Resistance Project, an initiative of the PICO National Network, a hub that offers a multi-faith curriculum, webinars, podcasts and more to inspire multi-faith discourse that supports people of faith and moral courage to bring life to the stories, values, and teachings that inspire our resistance.
National Partners for Love Resists
The UUA, UUSC, and UU College of Social Justice have joined in this resistance work with a variety of partners and campaigns. Taking leadership from those most impacted by the rhetoric and actions of this current administration, we are living our most important values in the public square, providing a faithful voice of resistance and inclusion.
Many of these national partners have local chapters; check their website to see if they are working in your area.
|#Not1More||Muslims for Social Justice|
|Cosecha||Shoulder to Shoulder|
|United We Dream|
|PICO Network||Black Lives Matter|
|New Sanctuary Movement||Showing Up for Racial Justice|
|Interfaith Immigration Coalition||The Movement for Black Lives|
|We Say Enough|
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.