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500 Clergy Join Peaceful Witness at Standing Rock


On Thursday, November 3, over 500 clergy – including over 50 Unitarian Universalist clergy – answered the call to come to Standing Rock in solidarity, prayer, and action with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the water clergy_at_standing_rockprotectors. The goal of the peaceful interfaith witness was to increase awareness of the situation and to advocate for elected officials to take action to end construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

John Floberg, presiding priest of Episcopal churches of Standing Rock, North Dakota, issued an invitation calling clergy of all faiths to gather in North Dakota. Floberg said, β€œIn recent days, the repressive power of the state has increased: armed riot police are guarding ongoing pipeline construction, increased arrests and repression of non-violent prayerful action…Our duty as people of faith and clergy could not be clearer: to stand on the side of the oppressed.” Read more HERE.

 

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