[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 at the Washington National Cathedral beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern.
The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various denominations and faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Among the speakers are Native American Episcopal Bishops Michael Smith of the Diocese of North Dakota, and Carol Gallagher, Bishop Missioner for the Bishops’ Native Collaborative in the Diocese of Montana.
An Evening Of Prayer in support of “Standing as Stone” on Thursday precedes Friday’s Native Nations March called by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Information is available here. More information about faith community support for the Native Nations March on Washington is here.
For more information about the “Standing as Stone” prayer service, contact Bradley Hauff, Episcopal Church missioner for indigenous ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Eckstrom, Washington National Cathedral chief communications officer, at email@example.com