Imagine thousands of Unitarian Univeralists (UUs) joining tens of thousands of people in witness, celebration, and love. Imagine a community transformed, with each person reaching out to one another in unconditional love. Imagine one evening when all are united across differences of belief and background, and where all present are inspired to be a force for love in the world, each in their own way.
What if I told you that such an event is possible? And that you’re invited?
On June 28, during General Assembly, UUs from across the country will witness for the power of love to change the world. We are teaming up with WaterFire Providence, a local community arts nonprofit, to infuse a riverfront festival with love.
This evening festival, with its central feature of fires lit on the river, is designed to creatively transform the city and celebrate community, the arts, and the natural world. As sponsors and participants on June 28, we will offer myriad ways for all participants to put love into action: a community sing-along to songs about love; sites for reflection, meditation, or prayer; live music performances about love and justice; even “love bingo,” which will foster loving actions throughout the evening.
We need our community to show up for love. You can help tens of thousands of people experience the power of love by signing up to volunteer at WaterFire http://www.uua.org/ga/justice/witness/295042.shtml You don’t have to be registered for General Assembly to attend.
No matter where you are, you are invited to witness for love on June 28, share the power of love to transform the world, and celebrate Standing on the Side of Love’s fifth anniversary. Light your own fire for love. Reflect on what “love reaching out” looks like for you. Consider how your faith or spirituality is related to love. Be an evangelist for love in some way—small or large.
In the words of Dr. Cornel West, “justice is what love looks like in public.” Join us in witnessing for this truth on June 28.