“Hands Across The Sand” this Saturday at a beach near you!

Via Roger Wolsey
on Jun 23, 2010
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A grassroots movement is taking the globe by storm and YOU can be a part of it!

This Saturday, June 26, thousands of people will be joining hands in silence to honor all persons and creatures affected by the recent BP Oil Spill Disaster and to tell the world NO to Off Shore Drilling.

The following is an event taking place in Boulder, CO, but you can check their website to see if there is an event taking place closer to you, or start one of your own! Read on for details.

Hands Across the Sand solidarity event
Date:    Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time:   11:30am – 12:15pm
Boulder Reservoir
5565 N 51st St.
Boulder, CO

HANDS ACROSS THE SAND  at the Boulder Reservoir

Sat. June 26 11:30AM

What is Hands Across The Sand?

Hands Across the Sand is a world-wide event made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This grassroots movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

This is a peaceful gathering of the people of the world to help protect the world.

* Go to the beach at the Boulder Reservoir by 11:30 AM
* Form lines in the sand and at 12:00 Noon, join hands and form a silent witness for 15 minutes.

Message to the World:

The image is powerful, the message is simple. NO to Offshore Oil Drilling, YES to Clean Energy.

Why: As we face the largest environmental catastrophe of our lifetimes, it has become obvious that offshore oil drilling must be stopped. This is an opportunity for an historic outpouring of support to protect our waters by showing up in our bodies and demanding a sea change in our relationship to our home. Join your neighbors and friends, and feel the power of solidarity and community in action. When will doing nothing become harder than taking a stand for real change?

Boulder Reservoir Entrance Fee:
Adult (19-59) $6
Child (3-12) $3
Teen (13-18) $4
Senior (60+) $4
If you’re a member of the Boulder Parks & Rec, bring your member card and entrance is free.

ALSO, there is another Hands Across The Sand solidarity event taking place in Boulder that day, downtown by the Library so you have a choice! See:

If you don’t live near Boulder, check this website to find an event closer to you! http://handsacrossthesand.org/ or ,  create an event for your community!


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


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