02-07-2010, 06:31 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New York
Standing on the Side of Love
So Valentine's Day is coming up. Many UU churches will be focusing in some way on "Standing on the Side of Love." I can't wait for ours here.
The campaign goal is this: "Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression," as stated on their About page.
And the why:
"This is a time of great hope and possibility, yet our communities are threatened by the increased prevalence of acts motivated by fear and hate.
No one should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence because of their identities.
In public debates over immigration, LGBT rights, and more, religious people stand on the side of love and call for respect, inclusion, and compassion."
And the how:
"The Standing on the Side of Love campaign elevates compassionate religious voices to influence public attitudes and public policy.
Through community activism, social networking, and media outreach, people across the nation are equipped to counter fear and make love real in the world."
I definitely see the connection of this philosophy with and the usefulness it could have for the polyamorous community.
Are you a polyamorist or non-monogamous individual between the ages 18-35? Are you located in New York State or the Northeast?
Join us at The Network, a social and socially aware network which connects young polys and progressive polys of all ages.
~Open up your mind and let me step inside.
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide. It's so easy.
When you know the rules.
It's so easy. All you have to do is fall in love.
Play the game.
Everybody play the game of love. Yeah...~