The Occupy Movement and the Church

Tapestry

Is a place of worship meant for quiet prayer - or does the church belong at the front lines in the fight for social justice? Nick Terpstra, who teaches history at the University of Toronto, talks about Christianity's injunction to care for the poor, and describes the history of the sanctuary movement. Lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer outlines the legal minefield when groups with even the very best of motives demand the right to "occupy." And Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, explains why he resigned rather than acquiesce to the eviction of protestors from the steps of the iconic cathedral.

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