More than a Dozen Faith Leaders Stage Mass Grave in West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Trenches
West Roxbury, June 29, 2016
More than a dozen Faith leaders across traditions, including Tim Dechristopher & Karenna Gore, joined with others to lay at the bottom of a trench dug for the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline today.
They joined together in a mass “die-in” to protest the recklessness of continued investment in fossil-fuel infrastructure in an era of record- breaking temperatures that led to the horror of anticipatory mass graves created in Pakistan this year.
Their united act of non-violent civil disobedience also recognized the likelihood of West Roxbury becoming a mass grave site were the 750psi pipeline under construction in this densely populated neighborhood to explode.
Preparation for their actions included an interfaith eulogy and “coming home" service in recognition of love for our common humanity & our struggle for global climate justice.
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