In the wake of the 2016 election and President Trump’s “law and order” agenda to deport from the United States millions of undocumented immigrants, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) across the country came together in search of a meaningful way to respond.
Based on conversations with communities and partners across the country, including those most likely to be criminalized because of their identities, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have launched a joint campaign to protect both the values of our democracy and the humanity and rights of individuals and communities most at risk.
Love Resists was born out of this sense of urgency and need for vigilance. In an impressive show of support, more than 860 clergy members, 40% of UU congregations, and nearly 15,000 individuals have to date endorsed a Declaration of Conscience, pledging to stand on the side of love to protect the most vulnerable, defend core values that are under attack, and commit themselves to speak out and to act in support of basic human rights.
Love Resists is the next phase in translating this declaration of values into action. We’ve gathered a rich collection of online resources at LoveResists.org to help ground us in powerful principles as we do this work: to expand sanctuary, grow in solidarity, and raise our voices. Get involved in the campaign by signing the Declaration of Conscience, exploring our resources, and taking action to support sanctuary and solidarity in your community.
Share your stories of justice and solidarity with us! Tweet using #LoveResists and follow the hashtag to get inspiration from others. Follow the UUA and UUSC on Facebook for updates on the campaign.