This blog is no longer active but I am leaving it in place because my other blog points to it.
When I first started this blog, there were not a lot of places to find resources easily. That soon changed and so this was not needed.
We used the “Occupy Your Heart” program, as described under the “About Occupy Your Heart & This Blog” tab, for several months at our congregation. At first we met at the church and later at the local Occupy site, including local occupier in both locations. Eventually, changes in the location and movement made this less viable and we let it go until it is needed again.
I haven’t explored all the links, but there are a lot of them in this round up of faith perspectives and activities related to the Occupy Movement titled What place do people of faith have at Occupy Everywhere?
My current interest is in materials for small group meditation, prayer, and reflection. With thanks to those who have created these resources, here are some helpful links I have found:
The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC) offers a resources under Praying for Social Justice. Two that I found particularly relevant to economic justice were Prayer to End Poverty and Prayer in a Time of Economic Distress.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, offer some prayers and quotes.
A perspective on Abolishing the Extremes of Poverty and Wealth from the Bahá’í tradition includes an overview and some quotes.
The United Church of Christ (UCC) offers Bible passages on economic justice and links to relevant prayers.
I think I have all the settings right so that anyone can add info by commenting. Just click “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of this post. I welcome/encourage suggestions of resources and well as ideas and experiences of others engaged in spiritually-based economic justice work.
If it seems like it would be helpful, I’ll move things from the comments into regular posts. Maybe later we will add other users.
Right now anyone can comment. We’ll see if that turns out to be a good idea. I may have to moderate comments or moderate each person’s first comment if those interested in disruption find us. I’d rather keep it open. We’ll start here and see.
Let’s start with resources from the Unitarian Universalist world. Please know that I would love to have links to the resources of our interfaith allies and others engaged in this work.
Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), last week issued a statement regarding Occupy Wall Street and accompanying protests around the country. At the end of the article about his statement are links to various resources as well as social justice statements that have been adopted by Unitarian Universalists in the past.
Also, Our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has an open letter in support of the movement available for signing at their website. I have signed this letter.
Lastly, for the moment, Rev. William F. Schulz, President and CEO, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, had a piece in the Huffington Post.
This new blog was created to be a forum for sharing resources for spiritual-based economic justice programs.
The “About” tab explains the format I am using. I would love to share resources with others doing the same sort of thing. Hope to have this set up by the end of today.