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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington Launches 30 Days of Love Campaign

The Thirty Days of Love campaign is a period of intentional action, service, education, and reflection, that is focused on the Unitarian Universalists grassroots initiative, Standing on the Side of Love (SSL). During 30 Days of Love, the FUUSB will re-ground its social justice work in the spiritual values that underlie it: our belief that all are worthy of love and that we must act on love's behalf in the world.

The campaign kicks off on Sunday, 1/19 with a Martin Luther King, Jr. service for all ages where we will celebrate love’s power to transform our lives, disrupt oppression, and build community. We’ll consider the sources of our own power, and explore how we can draw on and join our powers to change and heal our world. Reverend Mara Dowdall asks, “What better way to honor Dr. King's legacy than to continue to bring his message of love's power to the world?"

The campaign continues throughout the month to Valentine’s Day, and consists of a variety of events that promote service, education, and inspiration. These include special Sunday services, a Friday Night Film Series, and Courageous Love awards meant to recognize members of our community who  exemplify the values of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign through their social justice work.

At the First UU, our mission is to seek justice and care for our community year-round, but during 30 Days of Love, we'll shine a special spotlight on that commitment.

Standing on the Side of Love is a campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and promotes respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that no person of any immigrant status, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, ability level, or political view should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence.

For more information, please contact Rev. Mara Dowdall at 802-505-1248.