Posts Tagged ‘Occupy’

Occupy Catholics seeks justice through new movement

Friday, July 13th, 2012

“We are the 99%, made in God’s image, seeking God’s justice.” So declares the Facebook page for Occupy Catholics, one of the latest additions to the pantheon of Catholic church justice movements. But rather than emerging out of Vatican II or in direct response to a particular crisis within the institutional church, Occupy Catholics might Read more

Court orders seminarian to pick up trash ‘for helping homeless man’

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Jesuit seminarian, Joseph Hoover (top centre) was sentenced, Monday, to six days in a county jail work program and two years court probation in the first successful case relating to the Occupy Oakland movement. Hoover was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a thoroughfare during a violent demonstration in January that resulted in the arrests Read more

Police remove man ‘occupying’ Wellington church

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A man has been dealt with by police after trying to “occupy” Wellington’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

Occupy Wellington protester Benjamin Easton said the occupation, which began at 3pm yesterday, was to encourage the Anglican Church to “actively and physically engage the established capitalist-based institutions of greed and corruption as they thrive in New Zealand society”.

Police said one man was removed for trespassing on private property about 6pm.

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Wealth and talent occupy tent city

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A former millionaire property guru and a wealthy business owner now call tents their homes.

Chris Glen claims he has slept in Aotea Square for 50 nights as part of the global Occupy protest. Glen is financially stable as an owner of two pubs and a cafe in Manchester in the UK and doesn’t need to be working.

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15 Church groups support Occupy movement

Friday, November 18th, 2011

A group of 15 leaders of church related organisations in New Zealand have expressed support for the nationwide Occupy movement and disagreement with moves towards eviction. According to the statement, religious leaders around the country are “troubled by the moves to have these people forcibly evicted from the sites that they are occupying”. Rather than attempting to Read more

Occupy movement poses the question – do we have the answer?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

All is connected – a vast intricate web of relationships in three dimensions. If one strand or knot is disturbed or damaged, the repercussions spread out in every direction, in time and space. Do we have the wisdom, the knowledge, the experience even to understand what we have set in motion, much less how to Read more