Occupy As Ancient Theme: The Poor Crying Out for Redress of Injustice

Occupy As Ancient Theme: The Poor Crying Out for Redress of Injustice

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Abby Zimet

Amidst growing support for the 99% movement from faith groups and leaders, Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson is eloquent on the themes it shares with the "religious enterprise" - making meaning, doing justice, the greater good and the moral implications of gross economic inequality. Video.

"One-sixth of all the words Jesus spoke, and one-third of all the parables, are about the dangers of wealth and possessions... It is something that we hear from the prophets - that any culture, but certainly one that claims to be godly, is to be judged on how well the most vulnerable are treated."

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