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LANCASTER COUNTY: 1 year anniversary of the dedication of the Chapel of Resistance
July 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMFree
This is an event planned and run by our friends at Lancaster Against Pipelines and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
Can you get to rural Lancaster County on SUNDAY, JULY 8? Read on below from our faith-full friends at Lancaster Against Pipelines and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ – Ministry of Vocations Details below.
Believe it or not, we’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the Chapel of Resistance that was dedicated last July by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. More than 300 people attended that remarkable cornfield event in solidarity with these bold Sisters. It was a powerful declaration of our collective commitment to defend this sacred Earth against the violence and greed of a gas industry that operates above the law in Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, July 8, at 2pm, we’ll gather again at the Chapel for a one-year anniversary celebration event. Please join us!
A lot has happened at the Chapel over the past year, establishing this site as one of the most visible symbols of anti-pipeline resistance in the state of PA. Back in March, on Palm Sunday, the Sisters raised a 10-ft wooden cross and created a giant heart-shaped labyrinth directly atop the pipeline as a public proclamation that environmental justice is a spiritual and moral imperative. When Williams threatened to tear down the cross, the Sisters calmly added a new sign in the right-of-way that reads: “We continue to affirm our religious right, and duty, to challenge Transco’s unholy and unconstitutional seizure of our land for a climate-warming fossil fuel project.”
That cross still stands today.
The topsoil has yet to be replaced on the Sisters’ land, their Civil Rights lawsuit against Williams and FERC is still pending in the Third Circuit, and fracked gas has yet to flow through this pipe.
In other words, our struggle for justice at this sacred site is far from over.
Come join these courageous Sisters in a celebration of holy resistance for all that matters most to our community: the good Earth, clean air and water, our children’s future, and honoring our moral obligations in the face of corporate greed and corrupt political systems.
The Adorers’ Outdoor Chapel
Sunday, July 8 @ 2 PM
3939 Laurel Run
Columbia, PA 17512