Curriculum

Love Votes for Our Communities

By Sarah Silva This is my 8-year-old daughter Eva. She is casting her vote for her next school district superintendent. Eva ends up accompanying me to many community meetings. She is…


Voting is Love in Action

Against the various forms of fear that drove the religious establishment and political arrangements of his day, Jesus never gave in to fear. As the embodiment of humanity, Jesus never acted…


Love Votes for Justice

By Mordechai Liebling Voting is an act of love. Many of our ancestors have taught that the core teaching of the Bible is, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In the Jewish tradition…


Love Votes for All

By Jane Gould In 1974, I registered to vote the day I turned 18. In November, in the wake of Watergate and the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, my suburban…


Love Votes for Our Future

By Cassandra Gould “I love you enough to fight for you,” those were words that my mother shared with me about why she was driven not by fear or hate but…


Love Votes for Beauty

By Ben McBride Cathedral builders of old designed plans that would take 250 years to complete, and they began the arduous task of constructing an edifice they would never occupy. I’ve…


Week 7: Love Votes

By Michael-Ray Mathews One of my favorite on-screen conversations is the one between comedian Dave Chappelle and the late Dr. Maya Angelou on Sundance’s Iconoclasts series. It is a powerful cross-generational…


Love Stands Even for the Enemy

By Scotty McLennan How can love stand even for our enemies? When I feel my own ability to love is reaching the breaking point, I always turn to the words of Rev….


Love Stands for the Opponent

By Rana Sodhi The idea of loving our opponents – showing compassion and forgiveness to those who disagree with us or hurt us – is beautiful, revolutionary, and, as I recently…


Love Stands for the Guilty

By Eileen Henderson I recently found myself in a Toronto hospital psych ward, visiting a man I work with after he had attempted suicide. As I sat at his bedside I told…