Turtle Island Solidarity Network

An oak tree at Oak Flat with snow covering its base on the ground.

When Snow Came to Oak Flat

A snowfall in Oak Flat has brought families out to enjoy the land, land that continues to be under threat from mining companies.

A path winds through the rocky terrain of Oak Flat. There are green bushes along the side of the path and a bright blue sky.

Mercy, not Sacrifice

And Spirit counselled me, “Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.” (Matthew 9:13)

Meditation on waiting

As we wait during Advent, may we let go and listen to what’s to come. …“Waiting on the fringes for the world to end” Love

Two CPT members stand and sit in front of a bush with blue ribbons tied to it

The Cross on the Hill at Oak Flat

Christian symbols and doctrine continue to be misused for hate and destruction, but at the Oak Flat Prayer Rising, CPT joined diverse spiritual practices to work towards justice and collective liberation.

a sign with signposts held up by rocks on Oak Flat land that reads "Oak Flat Prayer Rising"

People of Faith Raise Prayers with Oak Flat

On 4 November, people of faith gathered in prayer at Oak Flat (Chi’chil Biłdagoteel), a sacred site of the Apache people, to pray to save the land from destruction by Resolution Copper and commit to reweaving the sacred hoop of life.

Carol Rose stands in a church laying her hands on a document, while other clergypeople stand behind her, some have outstretched hands.

Oak Flat just might save us

Reflections by Rev. Carol Rose, Pastor of Shalom Mennonite Fellowship (Tucson, Arizona) and former Director of Community Peacemaker Teams (2004-2014)

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