People of faith join Wall Street protests

People of faith join Wall Street protests


New York (ENInews)–As police helicopters hovered
overhead, seminarian Rix Thorsell, wearing a clerical collar, marched on 5
October with other members of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Reformed Church in a
“Occupy Wall Street” protest that has captured national and
international attention. “Jesus stood with the 99 percent [of society that
is not wealthy],” said Thorsell, a student at New York’s Union Theological
Seminary. Thorsell and the members of his church and seminary were among people
of faith who have joined the protests in lower Manhattan against what activists
are calling “corporate greed” and growing economic inequity in the
United States. [620 words, ENI-11-0542]


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