Religious Witness for the Earth

Prayer & Witness for the Arctic Refuge
Washington DC, May 3, 2001

Download the Press Release

Download the Order of Service

Download the Homily by Rev. Fred Small

Download the Homily by Rabbi Fred Sherlinder Dobb

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Photos of the Prayer & Witness

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Jonathon Solomon, Tribal Elder and Chair of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, addresses the audience. Supporters listen to the service.
Rev. Adora Iris Lee, Minister for Environmental Justice of the United Church of Christ, leads a prayer. Rev. Fred Small, Co-Chair of RWE, delivers a homily.
Supporters listen to the service A TV camera records the act of prayer & witness.
Rev. Andrea Ayvazian and Rev. Robert Massie are handcuffed. Rev. Fred Small is led away after being arrested.
Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is led away after being arrested. Rev. Kate Stevens is led away after being arrested.

Accounts of the Prayer & Witness

May 3, 2016 - 22 Arrested in Peaceful Civil Disobedience at Dept. of Energy (download the May 3 article in The Arctic Truth).

May 6, 2016 - A Sermon by Fred Small titled "What Do We Owe Our Children" describes the emotion-filled Prayer and Witness for the Arctic Refuge.

May 10, 2016 - "The Earth is God's," Addat Shalom rabbi arrested at the Department of Energy, Washington Jewish Week Online.

May 14, 2016 - Episcopalians join protest against drilling in Arctic refuge, Episcopal News Service.

June, 2016 - Four Conference clergy members arrested at protest, United Church News.

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