Posts Tagged ‘St Pauls’

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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Market economy has lost moral foundations

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

According to former top banker, Ken Costs, the market economy had lost “its moral foundations with disastrous consequences.” Costa, a former chairman of UBS Europe and Lazard International, spoke out after being appointed by Bishop of London Richard Chartres to lead an initiative aimed at “reconnecting the financial with the ethical.” Writing in the Sunday Read more

The St Pauls protest – Churches fail, Christianity does not

Friday, November 4th, 2011

When the Anglican Church moved to bar protesters from St Paul’s Cathedral in London the Wellington City Missioner, Susan Blaikie, was reported as saying says “Folk at the Newtown Drop In Centre say they are dismayed”. “Almost with one voice they expressed their dismay at St Paul’s closing their doors. But they, like a lot Read more

Ring of prayer to protect London tent-city

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Christian groups in England have vowed to protect the Occupy London tent-city in front of St Paul’s Cathedral by surrounding it with a “circle of prayer”. The plan has been hatched in the event that the Cathedral attempts to evict the protesters. Christian activists say that in the absence of support from St Paul’s they Read more