Edmonds UMC News

Earth Justice Speaker Jewell Praying Wolf James Comes to EUMC!

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, we will celebrate Earth Justice with special speaker, Jewell Praying Wolf James, from the Lummi Nation. Mr. James will share the reverence his people have toward the earth in his sermon with a Q & A session after second service. Mr. James is a descendant from the sister of Chief Seattle and has a degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Washington. He is a former Director of Fisheries for the Lummi Nation and served on the Governing Council for 9 years. 

He has worked throughout the United States, South and Central America, and Australia on indigenous rights and protecting sacred lands. Mr. James has fought to preserve ancient cedar forests in the Pacific Northwest, and to add to wilderness areas. This work inspired him to carve three healing totems of western red cedar that honor victims of 9/11. He has been the subject of four documentaries in a life dedicated to preserving and protecting the sacred relations of Creation. Jewell James believes our world is in crisis as our climate is changing, yet he has faith that together we can build a new way. 

Advocates for Justice - Environment Committee is proud to welcome Jewell Praying Wolf James for Earth Justice Sunday on May 21.

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