Church called to stand with Standing Rock Sioux Nation over oil pipe protest
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
Members of the US-based Episcopal Church are being asked to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction project. Clergy and laity from across the Episcopal Church have been invited to stand on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota on Thursday (3 November) as protests continue. The plea was issued as the Standing Rocking Sioux Nation tribal chair, Dave Archambault II, asked the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate “potential civil rights violations” involving law enforcement’s response to the protests.