Will you join us for the Interfaith Day of Prayer at Standing Rock?
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Rebecca, 

Over the weekend, United Religions Initiative (URI) member Chief Arvol Looking Horse put out a call for an Interfaith Day of Prayer at Standing Rock. In response to his invitation, local faith leaders have been working closely with organizers of the Oceti Sakowin Camp to welcome all people of faiths and convictions to participate in the Interfaith Day of Prayer on Sunday, December 4.

Members of URI leadership, including Executive Director Victor Kazanjian, North American Regional Coordinator Sari Heidenreich and members of the URI Global Council will join hundreds gathering at Standing Rock for a day of prayer and solidarity. We do this alongside a nonviolent Indigenous movement many of URI Cooperation Circle members that are involved in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
 
Will you join us in prayer at 10am CST this Sunday?

In accordance with URI's values to "heal and protect the Earth," URI has committed to "pray and stand beside Standing Rock as long as it takes for all Members of our Human Family to fully understand that your struggle is not only for the way of life of the Great Sioux Nation, but for the health, safety and well-being of all current and future generations of the Human Family and Life everywhere on Mother Earth!"
 
You are invited to join URI members - either in person or in spirit - traveling to the Oceti Sakowin Camp to stand in solidarity and prayer with the water protectors
Will You Physically be Attending the Service? Register Here.
Share a Prayer or Statement of Support for Standing Rock

We invite you to be part of the Interfaith Day of Prayer by sending a prayer or a statement of support. Please fill out this form or email us directly at standingrock@uri.org

Your piece will be delivered by the URI delegation to the Standing Rock Tribal Council. Thank you for your contribution. 
Submit Your Prayer or Statement of Support for Standing Rock
Fred Fielding, URI Global Trustee for North America:

I am thankful to be able to attend the day of interfaith prayer at Standing Rock. I am honored, yet humbled to be able to take part in such a gathering. I ask for your continued support for everyone taking part in this important effort. May everyone involved on all sides of this be able to give and receive respect, compassion, and mercy. Please join us in person or in spirit from wherever you are.
Conference Call 
 
Whether or not you will travel to Standing Rock, you are invited to join a conference call discussion on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30pm CST. 
 
This call is a chance to learn more about the current situation in Standing Rock, the Interfaith Day of Prayer and other opportunities to demonstrate solidarity. 
 
Jaya Reinhalter, URI Global Trustee for North America:

I feel honored to be able to respond to the call to step into my role as a young adult leader in the movement for peace, justice and healing. I look forward to participating in an embodied sense of solidarity and to continue this peacebuilding work when I return home to my community. 
Call for Chaplains at Standing Rock
 
Given the number of people gathered, along with the rise in tensions over recent weeks, organizers have put out a call for chaplains to be present and to respond to the needs of all who are gathered, especially in the event of trauma. Are you interested?
 
Read URI's Statement of Support with Standing Rock
 
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