San Diego County Unitarian Universalists care deeply about Social Justice. From the fight for women's suffrage and abolition to today's efforts for immigrant rights and marriage equality, UUs have been on the forefront of social justice for over 100 years.
Standing on the Side of Love
Standing on the Side of Love is an interfaith public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcome to join. The Standing on the Side of Love campaign was inspired by the 2008 shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, which was targeted because they are welcoming to LGBTQ people and have a liberal stance on many issues. The Knoxville community responded with an inspiring outpouring of love. Today, the Standing on the Side of Love campaign is centered on the goal of harnessing love’s power to challenging exclusion, oppression, and violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, race, religion, or any other identity. In 2010, we began the tradition of re-imagining Valentine’s Day as a social justice holiday. This event has evolved into the “Thirty Days of Love“ – a month-long spiritual journey and commitment to sustained action and service.
Let Service Be Our Prayer
“ I invite you to move out of your comfort zone and get involved at whatever level works for you or better yet, at whatever level challenges you.”
Each of the San Diego County UU congregations has a vibrant social justice ministry. We encourage you to contact those churches directly to get involved. Find a church.
We have an "interesting" four years ahead of us so why not become a beacon of love & light by joining the nationwide movement for progressive liberal religion and wearing a Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt? There are many styles and sizes available along with bumper stickers, lapel pins and more. At many events, vigils, protests, rallies and other actions you'll see your fellow UU's in their sunny Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts. You are hereby heartily invited to join in! Shop for Standing on the Side of Love gear or learn more about Standing on the Side of Love.