January 2017: Faith, Justice and Standing Rock

January 2017 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Faith, Justice and Standing Rock: A Debriefing Dialogue—Native and Non-Native Voices/Listening

Thursday, January 12, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, Dining Room B/C
1490 Fulham St, St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)
Parking on street or behind Center (Campus map and parking information here)

Revs. Robert Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota), Joann Conroy (Oglala Lakota) and Rebecca Voelkel (Scottish, MacKenzie) will lead off a dialogue moderated by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican) on the meaning and implications of Standing Rock—for Indigenous People seeking respect for their spirituality, culture, values, treaties, sovereignty, and for Non-Indigenous people waking to the injustices of the past and present and seeking to bring their faith to restorative justice. This pipeline is hugely significant, and it is but one in a host of justice challenges facing Indigenous peoples. Native perspectives are essential for our survival and Standing Rock is a pivot point. Special invitation is extended to Native and non-Native people who have traveled to Standing Rock, as well as those who have followed events there closely. The presentations will be followed by facilitated table dialogue, enriched by stories and reflections from Standing Rock experiences (preference given to Native voices) as we all seek clarity for the way ahead.

Free, open to all. (Free will offering) Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; lunch is available in the cafeteria; bag lunches welcome.