This year, General Convention — the legislative governing body of the Episcopal Church — passed 19 resolutions for the care of God’s creation. Each Tuesday, we feature one here!
2018-C064: “Support of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Opposing Enbridge Line #3”
Reaffirms past repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, the theology (once supported by the Episcopal Church) that became the legal basis for much of the American Indian genocide perpetrated by the U.S. government and its church partners. Echoes the concerns of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Chairman, who has opposed any placement of a new oil pipeline called Enbridge Line #3, and expressly states opposition to any threats to sacred lands and wild rice. Directs the Executive Council, the Presiding Bishop’s Staff of Ethnic Ministries, and the Office of Government Relations to study and learn from the church’s past engagement and solidarity with indigenous nations.
Read more about religious opposition to Enbridge Line #3 here, including from the Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota, the Rt. Rev. Brian Prior: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-religious-leaders-oppose-new-enbridge-oil-pipeline/484501501/
Read the full text of the resolution here: https://www.vbinder.net/resolutions/C064
Learn about all 19 resolutions here: https://episcopalclimatenews.com/2018/07/20/general-convention-passes-19-resolutions-for-the-care-of-gods-creation/