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Interfaith Day of Prayer — Showing UUp with Standing Rock

  • December 02, 2016
  • December 04, 2016
  • 3 sessions
  • December 02, 2016, 1:00 PM December 05, 2016, 5:00 PM
  • December 03, 2016, 10:30 AM December 05, 2016, 5:00 PM
  • December 03, 2016, 12:00 PM December 04, 2016, 11:59 PM
  • transport from Minneapolis to Standing Rock Camp, SD
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  • transport only — all other expenses and arrangements are the responsibility of each participant

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Minnesota UUs Showing Up in Solidarity with the #NODAPL Water Protectors

Sunday, December 4th Interfaith Day of Prayer — The Oceti Sakowin Camp calling for all to "Pray with Us"

MUUSJA will be helping to coordinate caravans of Unitarian Universalists from around the state for the December 4 event. We are in touch with those of you who have already contacted us about caravanning with one of the groups, leaving Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. If you have not received confirmation of the details of your trip, please contact Rev. Ashley Horan at 651.769.3062 ASAP.

If you are planning, or considering, a trip to Standing Rock, please read the four documents linked here about how to prepare for, be respectfully and helpfully present at, and return from the camps.

Interfaith Day of Prayer Schedule

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • Sunrise (after 7am): Water Ceremony (tentative)
  • 10am: Interfaith Prayers
  • Before Lunch: Gentle Reminder - How We Got Here (Youth Council)
  • 12pm: Community Lunch
  • 2pm: Interfaith Visits and Conversations

Call from Rev. Karen Van Fossan, Standing on the Side of Love

Last Sunday night, in below-freezing temperatures, unarmed water protectors just north of Standing Rock survived shocking assaults from water cannons. Many were traumatized, and some needed emergency room care. In the aftermath of these attacks, and in the months prior, my congregation has received countless messages from people around the country – and world – asking, "What can we do?”

Meanwhile, we have received one of the most important invitations we are ever likely to receive, as people of faith and conviction. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, has called upon each of us to join him at Standing Rock on Sunday, December 4th, for an Interfaith Day of Prayer. In solidarity with indigenous people and mutual love for the water, it is my hope that you and your communities of faith will participate in this history-making day.

As those who have visited know, the nonviolent water protector movement at Standing Rock is deeply rooted in prayer. Each day I spend at Oceti Sakowin camp, I feel myself challenged and inspired to live a more prayerful and faithful life. We awake with prayers, dine with prayers, go to rest with prayers, and pray continuously throughout each day.

The camps at Standing Rock are based on the conviction that prayer, especially collective prayers, can protect our living water. Your prayers – and your presence – mean the world. I would be honored to see you here.

For more information and to register to participate, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/standingrockdayofprayer

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