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A Robin Hood for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams observed that ”people are frustrated beyond measure at what they see as the disastrous effects of global capitalism,” and urged a full debate on “a Financial Transaction ...

#OccupyThePumpkinPatch: Good Grief!
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

In a post titled, " Great Pumpkin Time: Linus Meets Reinhold Niebhur ," Peter Feld at Scooter.com writes about the 45th anniversary of the animated Peanuts television special, Great Pumpkin , and what it has to say to us today: ...

News: Monday Morning Quick Links (Updated)
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet Some on the Left suggest that if were Jesus alive today he ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

Return of the Hobbits Return of the Hobbits Ten years ago, The Fellowship of the Ring began the silver-screen adaptations of Tolkien's widely loved Lord of ...

News: Quick Links 3
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

The Class War Has Begun The Class War Has Begun During the death throes of Herbert Hoover's presidency in June 1932, desperate bands of men traveled to Washington and s ...

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Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

American Exceptionalism Will Dominate The 21st Century American Exceptionalism Will Dominate The 21st Century American Exceptionalism has routinely been underestimated by Am ...

Watching Democracy Happen
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series. Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series . The event was ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS We Are All Occupiers Now: The Mainstreaming of OWS What a difference a few short weeks can make. The early word on Occupy ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Humor and Art at Occupy Events Humor and Art at Occupy Events The twitter tag @Occupyme has Occupy Wall Street supporters sharing pick up lines for protestors. " ...

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Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting aga ...

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Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encam ...

Folk Music Brings Unity to Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:26am | Type: Blog

This weekend, Pete Seeger took his spirit of activism and unity to the occupiers at Zucotti Park, leading a crowd of 1,000 people in lyrics of hope, equality, and a better world. ...

News: Quick Links Round-up and Redux
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Faith Outreach THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Fait ...

Afternoon SoJo: Round-up of the Best Op-Eds of the Day
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to preoccupy the imaginations of editorial writers around the country. Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune thinks that "a lack of formal leaders, agenda and st ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Rediscovering Values
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In light of the recent protests at #OccupyWallStreet and around the world, we have revisited Jim Wallis' 2010 book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street ...

The Poor People's March and Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

At the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, at least two speakers -- the Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King's daughter, and the Rev. At the ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Liturgy
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Interfaith Worker Justice has published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Interfaith Worker Ju ...

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Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The Side Effects Of Fast-Tracking Deportations The Side Effects Of Fast-Tracking Deportations Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security released its deportation statist ...

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Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

CNN: Hilary Clinton Reacts To Gadhafi News CNN: GOP Debate CNN: Hilary Clinton Reacts To Gadhafi News CNN: GOP Debate (Barack Obama, CNN, gener ...

The "Un-Economy"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In an international meeting last week with economists, business executives, non-profit organizational leaders, and theologians, my colleague Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Institute succinctly su ...

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Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Occupy America: A new great awakening Occupy America: A new great awakening Starting with Occupy Wall Street, protests have spread across the United States wit ...

Left, Right and Christ on Social Issues: #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: HuffPost Religion is running a series of posts by Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Editor's Note: HuffP ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Without a Vision, the People Will Perish
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a month old. Now what? On Sunday afternoon, I stood in Zuccotti Park with several thousand other folks trying to take in the veritable circus that is the Occupation site san ...

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Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street's struggle for nonviolence. Occupy Wall Street's struggle for nonviolence. On Saturday, the Washington Post splashed a photo on its front pa ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

Faith and #OccupyWallStreet: "This is a Holy Spirit moment."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Speak, for your servant is listening Remember the Bible story where God calls out to Samuel in the middle of the night and Samuel jumps out of bed and runs to Eli, saying "Here I am," because he doe ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I ran into Salman Rushdie, who was walking nonchalantly through Zuccotti Park with his son. Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I r ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The clean up of Zuccotti Park -- announced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday -- by city workers has been scrapped as of early Friday a.m. The clean up of Zuccotti ...

Statement from Jim Wallis on Friday's "Cleaning" of NYC's Zuccotti Park
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The Occupiers in Zuccotti Park received a visit from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg late Wednesday night. The Occupiers in Zuccotti Park received a visit from New Yor ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...

Welcome to the Poverty Thunderdome
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, professional loudhailer Bill O'Reilly welcomed -- well, welcomed might be a bit generous -- radio and TV host Tavis Smiley and Princeton University professor Cornel West to his Fox ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Rejected Ben & Jerry's Flavors Rejected Ben & Jerry's Flavors The taste creators over at Ben & Jerry's have released some pretty creative flav ...

The Video Everyone's Talking About: FoxNews Gets Served by "Occupier"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Says the New York Observer: Says the New York Observer : The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Fox News takes a poll on #OccupyWallStreet. ... Bet they weren't expecting this: Will Occupy Wall Street's spark reshape our politics? Fox News takes a poll on #Occu ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Playing with Fire and Corraling the Golden Calf
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited with #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators in New York City. Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited wi ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Generation Finds Its Voice
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Like many of my contemporaries, I found the non-violent protests in Egypt that led to regime change earlier this year terribly inspiring. But, also like many in my generation, I never thought such a movement ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

For those about to rock-upy, Ben & Jerry salute you! For those about to rock-upy, Ben & Jerry salute you! Although they haven't introduced a new ...

The Spiritual Side of #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

USA Today's religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman has a great post this morning looking at coverage of the spiritual import of the #OccupyWallStreet protests from the perspective of several religi ...

Video Commentary:"New Hashtag...#Didn'tYouEverLearnToShare?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

+ Video may contain brief coarse language + + Video may contain brief coarse language + "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Hand Gestures, Health Care and the Birth of a New Paradigm
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. NEW YORK, N.Y. Great to see this on the Great to see this on the ground reporting. Co-sign Greg's comment. Keep Co-s ...

#Occupy D.C., October 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Produced by Cathleen Falsani for Sojourners/God's Politics Photos by Heather Wilson and Carrie Adams/Sojourners Music by Jason Harrod (used with express permission from the artist) ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

Jon Stewart: Media to #OccupyWallStreet, "What's Up, Brotesters?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The protesters' stated, ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Bruce Came From Vermont...
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Bruce came from Vermont. "God is here," he said. "It might not be as direct as you are looking for but God's here." The first thing I saw when I walked toward the pa ...

#OccupyWallStreet: "The First Time I Slept on the Street Was Seven Years Ago..."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The first time I slept on the streets was seven years ago. Last night in New York City, I slept on the street again, near the corner of Cedar Street and Trinity Place in "Liberty Park&q ...

Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. In ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Digital Hootenanny
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:53am | Type: Blog

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me? ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:54am | Type: Blog

Watch live video from #OccupyWallStreet in New York City. Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com Watch live video from #OccupyWallStreet in New York ...