Side with Love Worship Materials
Confronting Exclusion, Oppression, and Violence Based on Identity
Side with Love (formerly "Standing on the Side of Love") is a public advocacy campaign, initiated by the Unitarian Universalist Association, to promote respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We stand with all who believe that no person should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence.
Side with Love continues the prophetic tradition of working for healing in a broken world. This campaign is an opportunity to live out our deepest ideals and aspirations.
Side with Love confronts exclusion, oppression, and violence based on identity head-on. Grounded in the belief that all people deserve love and respect, the campaign pursues social change through advocacy, public witness, and speaking out in solidarity with those whose lives are publicly demeaned.
- Standing on the Side of Love: Re-imagining Valentines Day by Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn, delivered February 14, 2010 to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
- A Knock at the Door by Michael Tino, delivered on December 6, 2009, to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (NY)
- Standing in the River by David Stringer, delivered on October 18, 2009 at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
- Standing on the Side of Love: a sermon for Yom Kippur by James Ishmael Ford delivered on September 27, 2009 at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
- Standing on the Side of Love by Fred Small, delivered on September 13, 2009, to the First Parish in Cambridge, MA
- Standing on the Side of Love by Lisa Friedman, delivered to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, MN
- Standing on the Side of Love by Thom Belote, delivered on July 12, 2009, to the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Overland Park, KS
Stories for All Ages
- Standing on the Side of Love by Mandy Neff, delivered on September 13, 2009, to the First Parish in Cambridge, MA