Archive for June, 2012
Brian McLaren, another participant/speaker at Wild Goose later this week on Occupy:
public spaces—from economic markets to political processes—have been colonized by powerful corporate elites (the 1 percent, or maybe the 10 percent), elites driven not by an ethical vision but by the relentless demand to maximize shareholder return. The 99 percent are realizing how destructive this colonization of public spaces has become, and by simply coming back—by re-inhabiting public spaces—we are demonstrating that we see what\’s happening and we are not going to tacitly comply with its continuing.
News Spaces Within the Shell of the Old: Where Does #OWS Go From Here? by JWilson-Hartgrove #wildgoose12
I’ll be at The Wild Goose Festival later this week, and my friend Jeremy John and I have set aside two sessions there for some conversation about the Occupy movement and what it means for the church. I just saw this article from last fall at the beginnings of Occupy by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove re: Occupy and the church.
for many of us who believe that another world is already interrupting the status quo, the most important thing isnt to occupy the centers of power and insist on economic reform. The crucial thing is to carve out spaces where we can begin to create a new society within the shell of the old
Muslim Imam speaks of the prescence of Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, and Buddha with the Occupiers instead of up there in the offices of power. I found this video via “Faith in the 99%” on occupycafe.org