In December of 2015, Valarie Kaur, a Sikh activist, interfaith leader, and filmmaker, boarded her flight to return home to her one-year-old son. She was tweeting condolences for those killed or injured in the San Bernardino shooting.
The passenger behind her noticed the breast pump in her carry on and alerted the flight attendants. He thought it was a bomb. Valarie had to open up her bags to prove that she was a mother and not a terrorist.
“The hot winds of the world are raging around us,” says Valarie. “But the hot winds cannot touch you when you lead with love."
This is the game we are playing: a game of love or hate, a game of life or death, a game of liberation or oppression. And this game of love, Valarie reminds us, is not safe. “The game of love is not comfortable. The game of love is dangerous business, it means facing the hot winds of the world with a saint’s eye and a warrior’s heart."
Because the way we make a change is just as important as the change that we make. And when we share a moral imperative to end hate and racism in America, we will only make this change by working together in a multicultural, multi-faith embodiment of Revolutionary Love.
Watch the full video below and register today to join us for the 2017 Revolutionary Love conference on April 28-30 at Middle Church in New York, NY.