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Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

Jesus never did march on Rome or speak out against Caesar’s cruel dictatorship. He doesn’t mean for us to get mixed up in social, political or economic activism. Or does he? I am learning to re-examine the cul ...

NY Judge Orders Twitter to Release Tweets of #OWS Protester
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

A judge in New York has ordered Twitter to release three month's worth of tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge last year. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., r ...

Meritocracy Has Failed
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Salon 's Editor-at-Large, Joan Walsh writes: "Thanks to OWS and the work of writers like Stiglitz, 2012 was supposed to be the year America rediscovered and tackled economic inequality. Time magazine closed 2011 by naming OWS i ...

Finding a Space for Occupy
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

Understanding the significance of political space and Occupy's inability to recapture it reveals why the movement is having difficulty re-gaining traction A key figure in the ...

An International “Occupy” Manifesto
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

One of the things which struck me was how strong the GlobalMay Statement, is on the climate and environmental crises. Several days ago a document, the “GlobalMay Statement,” show ...

Media Interest in Occupy Wanes
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

For Salon, Natasha Lennard worries that falling interest in the Occupy movement could have repercussions for the debate on inequality. For  Salon ,  Natasha Lennard  worri ...

Occupy Wall Street Lives!
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

In Lower Manhattan Tuesday evening, there were people everywhere -- mainly white folks, but still diverse; lots of young people but with a significant number of non-young people. And there was a spirit of hope ...

Shane Claiborne: Occupy Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 7:24pm | Type: Blog

Amidst the recent police violence in Oakland and the sure temptation of some protestors to resort to violence, I wrote this little reflection inviting all Occupiers to a renewed commitment to nonviolence. ...

Occupy Breakfast
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Our political class does not hear the prayers of the poor, they hear the "prayers" of corporate lobbyists who fund their campaigns. And they hear the prayers of Christians such as Doug Coe and The Fa ...

Showdowns, Deadlines and Escalating Violence: Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

It’s deadline day for Occupy DC: From MSNBC - Occupy protesters in the nation's capital were preparing for a noon Monday deadline set by federal park authorities to end camping at some of the movement ...

Soundtrack for the #Occupation Grows
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

It's always encouraging to see musicians using their unique platform to inspire social change. When it comes to an indie supergroup such as  New Party Sysytems — compirsed of members from TV on the Radio, Notekillers, and Liturgy — disparate ...

1,000 Photos of the 99 Percent
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

When you hear the phrase “the 99 percent,” many different images and ideas come to mind. Popular news media and have labeled the protesters in various ways, portraying much of the occupy movement in a rather negative manner.   That’s why Brooklyn pho ...

#Occupy: The New Pentecost?
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Emerging out of the New Pentecost is the promise of a New Creation that will transcend the endless, hollow, self-destructive promises of raging empires. For those who re-discover ...

The Top 10 News Stories of 2011: What Would Your List Include?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

In mid-December, the Religion Newswriters Association released its top 10 religion stories of the year. The Associated Press now has its annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors and their choices for ...

Follow the Golden Calf: Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Members of Catholics United, along with faith leaders and residents of Occupy DC, marched with the Golden Calf from McPherson Square to the Capitol on Thursday to deliver a petition in support of a bill that ...

The Year of the Protester
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

According to TIME Magazine, 2011 is the year of “The Protester.” I love seeing who is chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Pres ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy Movement : Winning? As the police have been dismantling some Occupy encampments around the country and ...

Pepper Spray and Peppermints: How to Occupy Christmas without becoming a Grinch
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

While the spirit of rampant capitalistic greed is certainly appalling, and people are justifiably angry about the economic abuses of Wall Street, still some have criticized Occupy Xmas for it's aggressive ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, December 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 6:47pm | Type: Blog

Occupy igloos ... and rooftops. Buy a gun for the one you love ... or a walk-on role on True Blood (for charity!) Theological wisdom from the mouths of (muppet) otters and stand-up comedians. And you never kno ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 THE HILL : Democrats See Opening To Attract Religious Voters In 2012 Election Democrats claim to have an unprecedented, promising o ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

American Spring?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 2:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Finding connections between the past, present, and future at Occupy Wall Street. “THIS IS ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Even while Occupy Wall Street and the worldwide movement it has helped ignite captured the public’s attention this fall, some ...

What's Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

I was also struck by their refusal to simply announce a set of demands One of the highlights of the fall for me was undertaking a kind of Occupy Tourism. I was spending most of my ...

Thanksgiving at Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

A nice reclamation of the Thanksgiving meal—less like the oppressive tale of pilgrims and native people we learned about in school; more like Jesus feeding the thousands, the beloved community, etc. ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

I’m not suggesting Occupy is a religion; many involved would rightly rebel at the idea. But it is, at least in some sense, an outlook—a strong and necessary outlook that will thrive even in diaspora. ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE NEW YORK TIMES: Older, Suburban And Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Start ...

Jim Wallis at Occupy London with the Rev. Giles Fraser, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 9:36am | Type: Photo

JW Occupy London 2.JPG (boy of Christ, demonstrators, giles fraser, Incarnation, london, occupiers, Occupy London, occupy wall street, protesters, Racial and Social Justic ...

Occupy St. Paul’s: Thanks Be to God
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

What makes Christian faith most unique among all the religions of the world is, indeed, the incarnation. In Jesus Christ, God hits the streets — that’s what Incarnation means. LON ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Nov. 22, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide? Amos, for instance, declares that the Lord despises all of Israel's solemn a ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE KANSAS CITY STAR : In 'God's Country': Voting Wa ...

Preach It, Sarah Palin!
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

What convinced me that common ground might be possible was another unlikely event, I read a column by Sarah Palin that I liked. In Friday’s Wall Street Journal she took on the members of Congress that have bee ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE HUFFINGTON POST : Obama At Church: The Tricky, Exciting ...

The Unlikely Voice of a Generation: Dorli Rainey is "Maude" to the Occupy Movement's "Harold"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 8:31am | Type: Blog

"It's so easy to say, 'Well, I'm going to retire, I'm going to sit around and watch television or eat bon-bons," Rainey told Olbermann. "But somebody's got to keep them ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Santorum: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have A 'Legitimate Point' Rick Santorum, the Republican candidate who is perhaps the most severe in his conservatism, is doing something that might surprise people: Cutting som ...

The Morning News: Thursday November 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. HUFFIINGTON POST: As Injured Vets Return Home, Churches Reach Out ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Our churches should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them sanctuary and a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to take a sacred stand against injustice and ine ...

Colbert on OWS Evictions: "Linking Arms is a Dangerous Act of Aggression."
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

"The founders never intended indefinite free speech. They assumed after two weeks any protest would be wiped out by small pox.” — Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

The latest news about the Occupy Wall Street movement from across the nation and around the world. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: Occupy Wall Street Camps Are Today's Hoovervilles ...

#OWS Update: Judge Upholds Eviction of Zuccotti Park Demonstrators
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 7:15pm | Type: Blog

A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park on Tuesday after police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic ineq ...

Seattle's 'Disastrous' Response to the '99 WTO Protests Is A Cautionary Tale for NYPD
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Writing in The Nation, Norm Stamper, who served as Seattle's police chief during the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, says his "disastrous response" a dozen years ago should have been a c ...

Paramilitary attack on Occupy Wall Street: An Eye Witness Account
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

An eye-witness account of the New York City Police Department's early-morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park from the Dave MacMillan, a member of Eighth Day community of the Ch ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ books destroyed, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ Books from OWS Library Destroyed by Police, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot ...

Liberty Has Been Ransacked: MOBILIZE!
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

It’s time for people of faith to get up off the couch, out of the pews, and MOBILIZE! I saw the first tweet at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday: @OccupyWallSt: Raid happening NOW at #libert ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press: The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction pre ...

Bloomberg Defends Clearing the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

The New York Times reports: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday defended his decision to clear the park in Lower Manhattan that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, saying “health and saf ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging"
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

A story in today's New York Times caught my eye (and my heart) immediately when I saw the headline:"Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging." Oh how I dearly love a good n ...

#OccupyWallStreet News: The Latest Headlines from the Weekend and Monday Morning
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Monday morning roundup of news from the Occupy Movement worldwide. Police surround Oakland Occupy protest camp Oakland Police on Monday morning surrounded an anti-Wall ...