Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service
The sun rises over Oceti Sakowin Camp just north of the Cannonball River where 2,000 opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline have been living. Opponents began arriving in small numbers in April. Larger numbers came in July and August, and more continue to arrive every day.

Image Gallery: 500 Interfaith Clergy and Laity Answered the Call to Stand With Standing Rock

Lynette Wilson

CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA (Episcopal News Service)—In a historic show of interfaith support and solidarity, more than 500 interfaith clergy and laity answered a call to come to North Dakota to stand in peaceful, prayerful and lawful solidarity Nov. 3; and to bear witness with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as they continue to protect the tribe’s sacred land and water supply.

The interfaith group spent more than five hours on site, marching, singing hymns, sharing testimony and calling others to join them in standing with the more than 200 tribes who have committed their support to the Sioux Nation as they protest the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Here are some images of the group’s visit.

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Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service, where this article first appeared. Reprinted with permission.

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