Public Witness

Public Witness Update

Allison Tanner

September 1, 2022

Dear Family,

It’s good to be back at Lakeshore after an adventuresome, educational and restful study leave! In the coming weeks, I will share with you many stories and learnings. Today I am excited to share that Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) recently published a blog I wrote about our congregational journey as a Sanctuary Congregation. In it, I share how we have deepened our faith and commitment to immigration justice over the past 5 years, and how we moved from Welcoming the Stranger to Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors to Providing Sanctuary in a Time of Raids to Releasing the Captives. I hope you enjoy reliving key moments in our journey. I look forward to where the Spirit will continue to lead us in our commitments!


Pastor Allison

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