Occupy Wall Street - Justice, Democracy


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Occupy Wall Street - Justice, Democracy

It's hard to say who speaks for Occupy Wall Street, or what the main messages will prove to be, but this is a helpful summary from OccupyFaithNYC, a group of over 1400 religious leaders who are involved:

"We, the people of faith communities throughout New York and the United States, see in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street a promise of democracy renewed.   

Our traditions are clear: the impoverishment of the many for the benefit of the few destroys us all.  The cries of our people are clear: the American dream is compromised; the middle is slipping away; and in our politics, fairness is dissipating.

So we commit ourselves to the restoration of justice for all in our economy, and compassion in our politics, that together we might behold a revolution of values for all our people.  We ask all Americans to join us in this prayer, that once again our country might be the fulfillment of hopes and dreams for all who reach its shores."

From the Solidarity Statement from OccupyFaithNYC - part of Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park and elsewhere.

 

Below, please find a growing list of resources on Occupy Wall Street and the movement in general, mostly in the U.S. I'm trying to use whatever little influence I have as a Pastor and a "blogger" to inform those who are yet unmoved, to advocate for the movement in general, and to call upon the evangelical church (of whom I am a member) to rise up and take part in this great battle. I think very few things are as important as is this, and I believe the church and the people of God should be, at the very least, as involved as anyone - and that's letting them off easy. Anyway, enjoy, and be helped, blessed, guided and encouraged. We are the 99%. We can make a difference together.

Charlie Rose - A Discussion of Occupy Wall Street

Participants Interviewed on the Meaning of Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Explained in Three Sentences

Occupy Wall Street Explained in Simple Terms
In Less Than A Minute Alan Grayson Explains Occupy Wall Street To The 1 Percent

Occupying Democracy: Spitzer, Wylde et al. on Occupy Wall Street
Podcast and video available on the site (link below)








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