“The Tree That Owns Itself – Can We Ever ‘Own’ Nature?” 

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One of the most beloved residents of Athens, Georgia, is a stately Jackson Oak known as “the tree that owns itself.” The tale of this roadside wonder raises the question of whether we can ever “own” Nature, even as land is bought or stolen and stripped of its resources, and as we face ever-worsening climate crises and environmental injustices.  In this early Earth Day service, we’ll ponder our responsibility to practice sustainability and care for the natural world, rather than have “dominion” over it. Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, preaching. Original poetry from Worship Associate Lise Breakey. Music from Austin Shaw and Andrez Alcazar. Social Justice Witness from Genevieve Pearthree from the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Office.