Occupy Faith

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.
Revolutions will come and go. Movements will change names and forms. But what is emerging in people's hearts will continue. Most likely it will continue quietly, in small communities, among friends, mostly unacknowledged by the dominant media.
There can be little doubt that traditional religious frameworks are no longer speaking to new generations as they have in the past. This is why the Interspiritual Revolution is so important.
One by one, we were placed under arrest and taken to jail. An 11-hour incarceration followed. I was chained to a bench while also handcuffed to another prisoner. The hours grew longer and longer. I meditated. I prayed. I asked for help because I felt helpless.
We are all parts of the globalized organism that is our food economy. We are pieces of a greater whole. In the service economy we play different roles, some of us are hands and some are mouths, but we are all interconnected in a living househol, that feeds and sustains every living thing.
That the Occupy movement would embrace the jubilee, a biblical concept, suggests something new and intriguing about the progressive movement, which has in recent decades been more likely to show contempt than respect when it comes to religion.
Religion can be a tool for oppression or a force for good. As we greet 2013, I hope that we can all work for a more compassionate faith.
The link between money and morals isn't limited to the pages of ancient sacred texts. You can spot it in today's news thanks to a creative new project called the Rolling Jubilee, part of the Strike Debt campaign.
Where is God? He is here on this street, laying naked in the gutter. He is here on this street, homeless. He is here on this street, in all the lonely and unwanted, waiting for our love. I wonder, what will it take for us to notice Him?
Black Friday has now officially invaded Thanksgiving and pretty soon it will just be Black Thanksgiving -- a holiday when