This year is CEDAR’s 30th anniversary. To us, it is not just a year of celebration; it is also a year of moving forward while remaining anchored on our core foundation our predecessors have laid down for us.
As our colleagues look back on the past 30 years of working with church partners to serve the poor. All have come to the unanimous decision that CEDAR’s work is not simply to alleviate the poor’s hunger or to give them warmth. Our work is to transform lives so that they live out the intrinsic worth and dignity given by our Lord.
”Beyond Feeding the Poor” is thus our slogan for CEDAR’s 30th anniversary. It accurately illustrates the core beliefs and principles of CEDAR. We are not satisfied with granting the poor with material needs or alleviating hunger and thirst; we care about the poor’s holistic development. This includes establishing the networks of the poor with their own communities, building on their connection with God and etc.
Concept of Logo
The 30th anniversary logo comprises of triangles that make up the shape “30”. These triangles represent the reconciliation between God, men and the earth. The colour of the “30” also changes from grey to yellow. This symbolises the transformation of life and the transition from darkness to light.
The Works to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
In 2021, we will subsequently launch a series of works and a Christian meditational platform to encourage believers to walk with us to strive towards our poverty alleviation mission of “Beyond Feeding the Poor”. Our works include:
1. A Christian meditation app “施予達仁” (Chinese only) focused on topics including justice, poverty alleviation and the integral mission.
2. A music video (Chinese only) composed by CEDAR based on the theme “Beyond Feeding the Poor”.
3. A two-minute short film (Chinese only) introducing the CEDAR’s work and history.
4. A booklet that focuses on transformation stories of partners and beneficiaries.
Stay updated by following us on our website and social media platforms!
Thank you for walking alongside us, allowing us to continue to serve the poor and witness the Lord’s work even through this year of change.