A few months ago, I made a leap of faith.
Every night, when I lay my son in his crib, my love for him swells up in my heart – and then fear lodges in my throat when I think about him coming of age. This election year, it feels like fear and hate threatens to swallow America whole.
I can’t protect him from the fires of life; I can only try to give him a better world. But after 15 years as an activist, I’m tired of fighting in reaction to the latest tragedy. I want solutions rooted in love.
So I left my job at Stanford Law School, bundled up my son, and traveled from coast to coast to listen to audiences. I discovered I was not alone. People everywhere want to know: How can we make love a public ethic in American life?
The remarkable stories I heard inspired me to create The Revolutionary Love ™ Project — to harness the ethic of love to drive courageous action in our lives and in our politics.
Along the way, I met Glennon Doyle Melton, an author and activist who has a story that will melt your heart. She asked if I would join her on stage to bring my message of Revolutionary Love ™ to the nation on a live events tour right before the election.
I said, “YES, Sister!”
Today I’m proud to announce the Together Tour — a six-city tour in September and October featuring Glennon , Seane Corne, and me, along with Rev. Jacqui Lewis–a singing, preaching force of nature– and the Together Tour’s surprise guests.
We are coming to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, Atlanta, and Denver this fall. I want to share this experience with all of you, my friends and family.
Tickets just went on sale. Will you get your ticket for the Together Tour today?
It will be a magical night. We will come together for an inspiring night of storytelling and healing on the eve of the most high-stakes election in history. But even after the night is done, we won’t just pack up and leave. We will stay together in circles to build communities and collaborative action.
Watch the video above for a sneak preview.
Are you inspired to do more? I’m building a team of ambassadors for the The Revolutionary Love Project.
Join a live conference call with me so I can tell you about how to get involved this Thursday, August 18th, at NOON PT / 3PM ET.
Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post, and we will email you the call-in information!
And if you can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ll send notes following the call.
These days, when I put my son to sleep at night, as the love swells up in my heart, I can still feel the fear in my throat. But it doesn’t hurt as much anymore.
Because I know I’m not alone – when we come together, love is like the warm water that melts the fear and ambivalence frozen inside us. Love can make us brave enough to act — in the voting booth and beyond.
And fill out the form if you want to donate a little of your time to bring the message of revolutionary love to the world together: