With all the talk about Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights, Syrian Refugees, Terrorist Attacks, Islamophobia, the Presidential Election, etc. etc. (I know I forgot something important on this list, please accept my apology) I don’t know where to begin when leading our youth in social justice, but what I do know is we must do something, I must lead our youth into action.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
What makes you come alive?
Beginning this Sunday, I will be giving our youth choices, and offering them the opportunity to choose for themselves. In the wake of this weekends terror, our youth can no longer sit still. It is time to act. It is time for our youth to become Active Unitarian Universalists. I hope you follow in our path, or are interested in joining us.
Some of the choices I will be giving the youth are:
Peace Jam: An international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates with the goal to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform the world. http://www.peacejam.org/
Thirty Days of Love 2016: The focus for Thirty Days of Love will be Racial Justice. http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/thirty-days-of-love-2016/
Faith, Race and Justice: harnessing the power of love to dismantle racism and white supremacy across our communities and to create spaces inclusive of people of all races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/faith-race-justice
Responding To The Global Refugee Crisis: http://www.uusc.org/updates/uusc-refugee-response
Combat Islamophobia: http://www.ismonline.org/index.php/2-uncategorised/142-ism-and-wisconsin-muslims-condemn-paris-attacks
Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. ― Cornel West