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30 Days of Love: 28/30

Posted by Deborah Neisel-Sanders // February 15th 2013 // soundings, Stories and Voices // no comments

Okay, okay, so “You Light My Chalice” (from UU Media Collaborative Works) isn’t exactly setting the world on fire with its message of social justice…

But artwork – a song, a drawing, a video, even a work of prose – can resonate in deeper ways that any other form of protest can.  It can say what you want to be able to say but can’t put into words; it can be something to share with others to get your ideas across in a more accessible and thought-provoking way.

I think of this video created by two UU young adults right before our last election that promotes voting with love in mind, rather than hate – it said exactly what I was was feeling and wanted to say (or rather, shout from the rooftops!) but couldn’t.  Plus, it was really easy to share with my Facebook friends who didn’t understand how the faith of Unitarian Universalists might inform our politics.

Today’s “30 Days of Love” asks us to create art that reflects our UU values and communicates what standing on the side of love is all about. When you’re done, consider submitting it to love@uua.org so it can be shared with others!


February 15, 2013. Share Social Justice Artwork.


courtesy Rini Templeton

courtesy Rini Templeton

You can use the following websites for more visual inspiration:

Free-use social justice art by Rini Templeton.

Chalice and other Unitarian Universalist art.







About the Author

Deborah Neisel-Sanders is the Office Administrator for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. She can be reached at dsanders@uua.org.
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