I just created a post type in WordPress for EcoEcclesia. Â EcoEcclesia , however, Â is also OccupyTheology, Â since I contend that it requires an action of “Occupying” the theologies, economies, Â and spaces of the status quo to ensure that a fundamental questioning must take place. Â The status quo which brought about the call to “Occupy” is no longer tenable, Â and that key assumptions about our “system” have been found not only wanting, Â but destructive and dangerous. Â In the case of EcoEcclesia, Â many if not most or even all of the same structures are behind the problem. Â TheÂ oligarchy is also culpable here. Â The constant push to consolidate power and exert increasingly widespread pressures to maintain this power and to expand it are causing huge ruptures in the fabric of justice, Â which in this case is a rupture in the ecosystems that sustain us, including our economies of money. Â I specify “Economy of money” because Ecology is the root econnomy. Â An economy of money that ignores the cost of ecosystem damage is not even an accurate economy in terms of accounting. Â Any economy that ignores real costs is asking for the an eventual accounting to be brought to the table.
So, Â just as the economic recession made visible some fundamental problems of our economy, Â and precipitated the Occupy Wall Street movement, Â so also has the ecological crisis (aka “The Climate Crisis”) Â precipitated it’s own “Occupy Movement”, Â most oftenÂ referred to as a “People’s Climate Movement”, Â which hasÂ brought to lightÂ many other , often older movements that bear witness to the abuse we have been heaping upon the earth’s systems that have supported human civilization. Â And so it seems that this is the granddaddy of Occupy Movements.