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Occupiers Get Religion

Occupiers Get Religion

Occupy Wall Street now occupies more than the iconic New York City financial district. In the past month, the movement has spread across the U.S. and the world, to our phones as apps, to pop culture on MTV, has gone viral on the internet – and now religious elements are making their way onto the scene.

Occupy Wall Street protests corporate greed and economic inequality, and is not a religious movement. The activist group Adbusters started the movement with a September 17th event in lower Manhattan that has since grown into a worldwide protest involving more than 900 cities and has become a place for some spiritual collaboration.

It seems the spirit of activism – and faith – is alive in this movement.