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Standing Rock Sioux

Standing Rock Shoveling

Photo by the Rev. David Wilson, UMNS

The Rev. David Wilson, who has visited the Standing Rock Sioux protest camp, said organizers now have turned their attention to what people listen to in this country: money. Read more

Perspectives

Native Nations March

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UMNS

United Methodists continued their support of the Standing Rock Sioux protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline by joining in a March 10 demonstration in Washington, D.C. Read more

Advocating Justice

Clergy at Standing Rock

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference Photo

Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters, including United Methodists and the UMC's social justice agency, will gather March 7-10 in Washington D.C. to lobby federal officials to protect their water against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more

Advocating Justice

Respect Tribal Lands

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A scholar who specializes in Native American law explains legal options still available to the Sioux tribes – including freedom to practice their religion – in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a fight supported by United Methodists. Read more

Advocating Justice

Coats for Standing Rock

Photo Courtesy of Dallas Parker

United Methodists continue to support the Standing Rock Sioux as they prepare to challenge President Donald Trump's executive order to start the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens tribal lands and watershed. Read more

Advocating Justice

Standing Rock Winter

Photo by Allen Buck

The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

Views from a Ridge

New eruptions in The United Methodist Church's 44-year-old debate over homosexuality topped this year's list of church news as chosen by the denomination's religion communicators. Read more

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Tribal flags Standing Rock

Photo by Dave Stucke, Dakotas Conference

Social media enabled the Standing Rock Sioux to gain international support for their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and social media will be a key instrument for future protests, writes communicator Ginny Underwood. Read more

Advocating Justice

Aztec Dancers

Photo by Dave Stucke, courtesy of Dakotas Conference

South Dakota pastor, The Rev. Marty Toepke-Floyd, interprets the Dakota Access Pipeline fight as “the struggle between the modern world’s thirst for oil and the created world’s need for clean water." Read more

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Standing Rock Flags

Photo by Dave Stucke, courtesy of Dakotas Conference

United Methodists supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline cheered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to deny the final permit for the route near the reservation's watershed. Read more

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Cannon Ball Visit

Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins, GCORR

As many United Methodists join in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, the denomination's pension board, Wespath Benefits, has asked the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners, to meet with the Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders. Read more

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Standing Rock

Photo courtesy of Dallas Parker, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

Churches Uniting in Christ has issued a lengthy statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux's protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in favor of alternative energy. Read more

Advocating Justice

Protect Water

Photo by Kim Bender

United Methodist Kim Bender spent two weeks on the Standing Rock Reservation helping indigenous people of many traditions protest the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens the watershed. Read more

Advocating Justice

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Dakotas Conference Photo by David Stucke

Doreen Gosmire, Dakotas Conference communicator, reports on how United Methodists from across the United States are joining the Standing Rock Sioux protesting the Dakotas Access Pipeline that threatens their water supply. Read more

Advocating Justice

The General Board of Church Society, through its top executive, Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, sides with the Standing Rock Sioux in their efforts to stop an oil pipeline that could contaminate two rivers and an aquifer, sources of clean water. Read more

Global Health

Standing Rock

Photo courtesy of Dallas Parker, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

United Methodists have joined with hundreds of Native American tribal people around the United States to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens the local watershed. Read more

Global Health