We are not outside the web of life, imposing our will upon it, but embedded within it, one of a myriad of nodes in a complex net. Our species is dependent upon, and agents in, an interrelated network of biological diversity. Mutual relatedness must emerge as a central norm for Unitarian theology and practice. Rev. Peter Bolluta
We, as Canadian Unitarian Universalists, envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice. This is a new vision for Canadian Unitarian Universalism which is being brought to the Annual General Meeting in May for affirmation. This vision affirms the foundational theology of our seventh principle: “respect for the interdependent web of all existence” and asks us to beginning living this vision into being.
We are beginning to learn to live interdependently, to care for water and air as essential to life, to be inclusive of all kinds of people, to be aware of how each action we take ripples out into the world. Embodying the experience of connection may take a lifetime to learn, to truly live in the radical interconnectivity of all that is.
So this month, we explore what it means to be interdependent. What does it feel like to be aware of our connections to one another and the planet? Some of us thrive on interpersonal connections, others find more sweetness in connections to places, animals, or ideas. Celebrate the connections which sustain you.
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This month’s Michael Franti video reminds us that we are not alone.