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Sunday, December 4th Interfaith Day of Prayer — The Oceti Sakowin Camp calling for all to "Pray with Us"
information on ways to participate remotely
outlined in this blog post
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.
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