Boston Globe: Mass. clergy join pipeline protest in North Dakota

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Some two dozen Massachusetts pastors joined more than 500 clergy from around the country Thursday and Friday to protest the construction of an oil pipeline that could endanger the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

The Rev. Noah H. Evans, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Medford, said in a phone interview from the protest site Thursday that he knew he needed to respond when Standing Rock’s Episcopal priest last week issued an urgent call for help from colleagues across the country after violence marred the mostly peaceful protest on the prairie.

“There are moments in a life of faith where we have to stand with a larger community in solidarity with people who are being marginalized,” Evans said, “and this is one of those moments.”

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