God’s Creatures Defending God’s Creation … on August 29

I’m getting arrested on Aug. 29 at the White House. It’s time to put my body where my soul is – defending God’s creation.

Religious community scheduled to have largest group to date risk arrest on Monday, August 29, at 11 a.m. in front of White House.

See statements and press releases.

A interreligious contingent has chosen Aug. 29 as our arrest day. Jews, Muslims, Christians, and others will train together on Aug. 28 and then worship and risk arrest together on Aug 29.

This is part of a two-week campaign (Aug 20-Sept 3) in which leading environmentalists including Wendell Berry, Naomi Klein, and Bill McKibben will join a peaceful campaign of civil disobedience to block the approval of a dirty oil pipeline that will cross the United States. As one Canadian wrote, “This [pipeline] will make the Great Wall of China look like Tom Sawyer’s picket fence.”

I would love for YOU (yes, YOU!) to join us.

So far, 1,000 people have said they’ll risk arrest. Personally, I’d like to see 1,000 people each day for all 15 days.

Sign up to participate at tarsandsaction.org AND drop me (rbergersol at gmail) or Tim Kumfer (telltheworddc at gmail) a note to join the religious contingent.

One response to “God’s Creatures Defending God’s Creation … on August 29”

  1. I was arrested August 23, at 11:33 and I was out of jail br 12:46. The paddy wagon is very hot and you are crammed in a tiny space but we made it fun. The DC Park Police are very nice and some were joking with us. They are handsome too. It was not scary at all. I was honored.

    The scary part was trying to navigate the DC Metro.

    I will be cheering for you from Texas where the Big Oil & Gas Mafia has stomped all over us. Good luck and thank you for your service.

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