The Protester – Person of the Year 2011 – TIME #occupytheology

“Massive and effective street protest” was a global oxymoron until — suddenly, shockingly — starting exactly a year ago, it became the defining trope of our times. And the protester once again became a maker of history. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102132,00.html One might ask how this is “theological”.  Well,  my theology includes those “theologies”  which do not claim to be “theologies”.  James K.A. Smith Continue Reading

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UM clergy, local churches join in Occupy protests #occupytheology

From the United Methodist Reporter: The Rev. Paige Eaves, pastor of Crescenta Valley UMC in Montrose, Calif., acknowledged she hesitated about getting involved in Occupy Los Angeles, “trying to figure out what the message of the movement was and if I could align myself with it as a clergyperson.” But soon she had concluded affirmatively. “It is obvious to me Continue Reading

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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things – UMC.org

The Rev. Sandy Gess: I find much in common from our faith tradition with the Occupy Movement. And, as an active participant and organizer with the Interfaith Tent @ Oakland, I draw inspiration from the Methodist tradition and our founder, John Wesley: “The world is my parish.” Wesley faced similar challenges as he responded to the crying needs of those Continue Reading

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#occupyTheology and Advent | NCatholic Reporter

Deen Thompson posted this on his Facebook page this morning.  This is a great article, directly challenging the church to “wake up” to realize that in OWS we have something of great significance breaking in upon us.  And the church,  in its American domesticated state,  is oblivious to the THEOLOGICAL significance of it.  Here’s a direct call to join with Continue Reading

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