Water: Common good or commodity?

Trinity Institute 2017

[Episcopal News Service] The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs. “Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia already are in crisis,” said Maude Barlow, a former United Nations senior advisor on water, and […]

Episcopalians join ‘Native Nations’ to protest pipeline in nation’s capital

Protesters, allies take to the cold streets for rowdy, peaceful protest

Editor’s note: A photo gallery is here. [Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Episcopalians and other people of faith who marched through a cold rain here March 10 in the Native Nations Rise demonstration and rally did so as part of a traditional pattern of prayer, then action. North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith opened a […]

Scenes: Episcopalians join Native Nations Rise march and rally

[Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] The Episcopal Church has advocated with the Sioux Nation against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s route since summer 2016.  A number of lay and ordained Episcopalians came to Washington, D.C., for all or part of the March 7-10 Native Nations Rise events. Below are some scenes from the March 9 “Standing […]

À Washington, les épiscopaliens rejoignent les « Nations amérindiennes » pour manifester contre l’oléoduc

[Episcopal News Service – Washington DC] Les épiscopaliens et d’autres croyants ont défilé sous une pluie froide ici le 10 mars dans le cadre de la manifestation et du rassemblement « Native Nations Rise », suivant un schéma traditionnel de prière suivie d’action. Michael Smith, l’Évêque du Dakota du Nord, a commencé par un service religieux de près […]

An Evening of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”: indigenous nations and allies to gather at Washington National Cathedral

Join in person or via livestream from the cathedral

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, March 9, the Episcopal Church will sponsor an interfaith prayer service on the eve of the Rise with Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Washington. All are invited to join An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone”: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather […]

Standing Rock camps face another deadline due to melting snow, changing tactics

Local Episcopalians join tribe's call for march on Washington, D.C. next month

[Episcopal News Service] Standing alongside the road in Solen, North Dakota, Feb. 17 and looking out over the Cannonball River, the Rev. John Floberg declared the weather too hot. “It’s 43 degrees,” he said during a telephone interview, as a car sped by at midmorning. The day before the temperature was above 50. Weather like […]

Episcopal Church Executive Council reaffirms stand with Standing Rock

Members encourage Episcopalians to join March 10 march on Washington

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council during the last day of its Feb. 5-8 meeting here reaffirmed its stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Council members said the church pledges to “continue to support the action and leadership of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as the salt and […]

El ministerio episcopal de Roca Enhiesta cambia en medio de un inhóspito invierno

El llamado de la tribu a cerrar los campamentos significa ayudar a limpiarlos y a ministrar a los que permanecen

[Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales en la reserva indígena de la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock] están presenciando un cambio en su ministerio, mientras los campamentos que levantaron los protectores del agua junto al río Misurí —para protestar por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas (DAPL por su sigla en inglés)— están cerrando lentamente. […]

In the bleak midwinter, Standing Rock Episcopal ministry is changing

Tribe's call for closures means helping clean up camps, ministering to those who remain

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in and around the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Reservation are seeing their ministry change as the camps formed by water protectors along the Missouri River protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are slowly closing. The temperature in the area may have climbed to 40 degrees on Jan. 30 but it is still […]

Trump signs Dakota Access Pipeline memo to speed process

President also wants to ‘build our own pipelines with our own pipes’

[Episcopal News Service] While reaction to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 24 actions designed to move forward both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines was swift, the immediate impact of his memoranda remained unclear. Nothing in Trump’s memorandum on the Dakota Access Pipeline appears to force approval of the project but it calls on officals […]