Theology of Occupy: clergy discuss role of the church in #OWS #occupyChurch

This panel represents what ,  for me,  ought be happening around the country.   These clergy are in the NY area,  and so it may well be even more obvious to them,  as their parishioners may well be seeing the encampments every day,  or often.  For us in less urban settings,  we are nonetheless citizensof this country,  and even more Continue Reading

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The Powers That Be, the Gift of Enemies, and #OWS by @KurtWillems

I was just thinking about Biblical themes that  conure up the present economic scenario,  and Occupy Wall Street movements.  I thought of Walter Wink and his series of books on “The Powers”,  and how we are face to face with those he identifies as “Principalities and Powers”,  which are the systems of “theis world”. These systems take on a life Continue Reading

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Thoughts on intro to Richard Wolff’s ‘Occupy the Economy’

University of Massachusetts at Amherst emeritus economics professor Richard Wolff speaks about some of the roots of, and solutions to, the economic inequality that’s finally being acknowledged On OWS: It’s clearly a very, very popular movement right from the beginning, thereby giving the lie to those had felt, and thought and said that there’s no left wing base in the Continue Reading

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We need to explore theological issues in the American stories & reports Moyers brings us #OWS

Once again, I want to repeat how glad I am to have the voice of Bill Moyers back on television.  A friend of mine has often lamented that Moyers should be on the news shows ALL THE TIME.  I agree.  He should be persistently pursued for the treasures of knowledge he aggregates in his wonderf ully informative interviews.  He brings Continue Reading

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