How Then Shall We Respond?
by Micky ScottBey Jones
What has been the response from various churches to the Indigenous-led protection of water at Standing Rock and opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL)? A few denominations have issued statements, sent representatives and offered leadership on how Christians can demonstrate faithful engagement. May we be encouraged and challenged to repent of the Christian Doctrine of Discovery birthed by the church and enforced by empire, and may we practice instead a sacred solidarity. Here’s a roundup of support and statements:
- The Mennonite Central Committee
- Unitarian Universalist Organization
- Presbyterian Church, USA
- Episcopal Church
- United Church of Christ
How is your denomination, local church or faith-based organization taking action to show care for creation in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux people? Comment below to share!