Pastor Laurie, Bill Spangler-Dunning, and other Disciples clergy and laity will be taking part in the Religious Allies Pray & March with Standing Rock gathering in Washington, D.C. this Thursday (Mar. 9) and Friday (Mar. 10). Faith leaders from a variety of denominations, including Disciples, will be taking part in this historic event. The purpose of the march is to highlight the rights of our Indigenous brothers and sisters in their various nations (tribes) and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations.
Please keep all involved in your prayers – the schedule is listed below to guide you in prayers:
Thursday, March 9
9:00am-5:00pm Advocacy Meetings on Religious Community Solidarity with Standing Rock (Being arranged through denominations)
7:00pm-9:00pm Standing As Stone: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather in the Washington National Cathedral, Located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various other faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Friday, March 10
8:00-9:45am Informally gather as religious communities before the march at First Trinity Lutheran Church at 309 E Street NW, Washington DC. First Trinity is a .2 mile walk to the march site. The nearest Metro stop is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. There will be coffee and tea available.
10:00am March commences in front of the Army Corps of Engineers at 443 G Street NW, Washington, DC.