BLOG: VOICES FROM CEDAR LANE

| Christin Green, Intern Minister

Dear Child of the Universe,

"I will be gentle with myself, I will love myself, I'm a child of the universe being born each moment."

| Immigration Justice Ministry Team

Cedar Lane’s Immigrant Justice Ministry was formed in October 2016 after members participated in a Borderlinks/Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ)-sponsored ‘Border Witness Journey’ to the Tucson AZ area. For five days participants explored in-depth experiences and reflections around immigration across the SW border, what drives immigrants to leave their home countries, immigrant rights, humanitarian efforts, deportation, US courts, sources of injustices in this system, and numerous related factors...

| Tim Atkins, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Sometimes the universe is speaking, but you just have to be willing to hear the message. And that message, this week, sounded like the dulcet sounds of a banjo. That’s right – the banjo.

Lately I’ve been thinking about how I need to up my hobby game. I’ve got some more free time in my normal week than I used to, and I want to find a couple activities that as Kondo would say, give me joy.

| Rev. Abhi Janamanchi

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” —Rabindranath Tagore

One of the ways we come into balance and connection with each other and life is by giving from the heart. When we give to others, whether it’s an act of kindness, generosity, or compassion, it helps us live from the heart instead of the ego.

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Dear Cedar Lane faith community,

Your Environmental Justice Ministry has updated our commitments to the Cedar Lane Green Sanctuary to be commensurate with UU green principles that address climate change. We have had some good results over the past year, and now we are asking all members to come on board and improve our overall Cedar Lane performance. Our Board of Trustees and ministers have signed on to the revised Green Sanctuary covenant.

To date:

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From the Right Relations Education Team: Marion Torchia, Marilyn Emery, and Debbie Trent