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Steven Charleston Joins Leaders to Pray for Rain
4/24/2013 10:00:00 AM
Leaders of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, Oklahoma Conference of Churches and the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma's Whole Creation Community ministry gathered at the state Capitol on April 22 to talk about a statewide initiative designed to encourage residents to pray for rain and to urge better stewardship of water, especially during the drought.
The Most Rev. Stephen Charleston, an Episcopal bishop who is professor of Native American Ministries at Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU, said Oklahomans know all too well what it is like to experience a dearth of rain.

"This is an opportunity for us to do what we did years ago in the Dust Bowl days. We needed water desperately," Charleston said, referring to the environmental crisis that destroyed much Oklahoma farmland during the 1930s.

He said people during the Dust Bowl era helped one another as they faced catastrophic conditions.

"It didn't matter what color or faith you were. We need that same spirit in Oklahoma today," he said.

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