The Episcopal Church community of Standing Rock, North Dakota, issued a call for Episcopalians to stand in solidarity and witness with those protecting water on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation – and in response over three hundred Episcopalians will participate in a witness of prayerful action on Thursday, November 3.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry called Episcopalians around the country to join in prayer at noon on Thursday with these words: “While we cannot all physically stand in the Camp of Sacred Stones, let us hold, both in spoken word and silent prayer, the aspirations of the Sioux people and urge our policymakers to protect and responsibly steward our water, the sacred gift from God that sustains us all.”
All Saints Church in Pasadena will offer a special service of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.
“At All Saints Church, we stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux fighting against one more instance of genocidal erasure in the form of the Dakota Access Pipeline, fighting to keep one more piece of their sacred land from being stolen,” said All Saints Rector Mike Kinman. “At the same time, the cries of our indigenous siblings remind us that the very ground we claim as our own at All Saints Church and in Pasadena was itself stolen nearly 250 years ago from the Hahamog’na tribe of the Tongva nation. So we must ask ourselves what justice looks like for them as well, and how Christ is calling us to be agents of that justice today.”
All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101 – directly across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall.
For more information contact Keith Holeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.583.2739.