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Multicultural Community

Rev. Archene Turner with Horatio receiving donated laptop

Cedar Lane is committed to building a religious community which is inclusive of people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, abilities, ages, and economic and educational backgrounds.  In multiculturalism, “one cultural identity does not dominate all other identities; people are able to participate in their faith community without denying or hiding their cultural identities...”

These are the ways in which we support multiculturalism at Cedar Lane:

1. Mosaic Makers

Mosaic Makers is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees, with the mission to intentionally facilitate the creation of a community where genuine acceptance, respect, and love for all people are manifested. Mosaic Makers focuses on strategic planning and collaborates with “Together” and other ministry teams to implement programming. 

2. "Together" Ministry Team

The Cedar Lane “Together” Ministry Team is a grassroots team focused on inclusion and diversity issues. “Together” programming tends to focus on racial justice and LGBTQ concerns, and also includes other areas of diversity such as age and class. 

3. Welcoming Congregation

Cedar Lane is a Welcoming Congregation.  We work hard to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are full members of our faith communities. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.