Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur

Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur

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.

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Revolutionary Love with Jim Wallis and Jacqui Lewis

Revolutionary Love with Jim Wallis and Jacqui Lewis

“Race is a social construct,” says Jim Wallis from the stage of the 2016 Revolutionary Love conference at Middle Church. “We invented it. We made it up to justify our greed."

The racism in our country can easily leave us feeling hopeless. But Jim is always hopeful. “Our job,” he reminds us, “is to provide the hope that too often isn’t there.

Hope is not a feeling. It is a decision that you make because of this thing called faith. Hope means believing in spite of the evidence and then watching that evidence change.

And how we do the change, Jacqui Lewis reminds us, is just as important as the change that we do. Because together we can build an interreligious, intergenerational, multifaith movement that can heal the world.

“You are the one.” (Jacqui’s talking to you right now.) "You are the only one who will be in the place that you need to be to say the thing that needs to be said to do the things that needs to be done. You are the only one. And your qualification is only this: you are human."

Because Revolutionary Love will kick hatred in the butt. And twice on Sunday.

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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.