Bishop Packard says he will occupy Trinity Wall Street property

An interesting confrontation is brewing between Bishop George Packard, retired Episcopal Bishop to the Armed Forces and Chaplaincies, and the leadership of Trinity Church, Wall Street.

In his most recent blog entry, Packard writes:

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Faith leader with Occupy Seattle tells his story

John Helmiere is the convener and Minister of Listening at Valley & Mountain Fellowship in Seattle. On his blog he's written "john's response to police brutality," detailing his recent arrest and overnight experience with Seattle police responding to Occupy protestors.

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Tutu apparently of two minds on Occupy v. Trinity

Updated with Archbishop Tutu's "clarification."

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Breaking: Presiding Bishop and +Sisk of NY support Trinity vs. OWS

From Facebook
Letters from The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori and The Rev. Mark Sisk:

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Trinity v. Occupy hits front page of The New York Times

The New York Times today carries a front page story by Matt Flegenheimer on the impasse between Occupy Wall Street and Trinity Wall Street.

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Bishop Packard arrested at Duarte Square (and now released)

Updated 10:58 pm: Bishop George Packard has been released from jail. His release was expedited because as the retired bishop of the armed forces, he had military clearances.

UPDATED BELOW with statement by the Rector of Trinity Wall Street, additional video footage and reports

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What is a just distribution?

Trinity, Wall Street is hosting a theological conversation on the question of wealth distribution. It's worth noting because of the significant criticism that they have received because of their unwillingness to open Duarte Park to the Occupy Wall Street Protestors.

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London Occupiers should be evicted from St. Paul's, judge rules

From BBC, word that the City of London has successfully litigated in High Court to force eviction of Occupy London protesters from the grounds of St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Power to the People('s Prayer Breakfast)

An Occupy group is gearing up to provide an alternative voice to the National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for tomorrow, Rabbi Michael Lerner says in Tikkun.

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Occupy and 'the better angels of our nature'

The Christian Science Monitor reports on tension within the Occupy movement to resist or give in to violence.

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St Paul's camp clearing (more details)

There are a number of accounts this morning describing the scene as the police moved into the clear the #occupyLSX protestors encamped at St. Paul's Cathedral in London last night.

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‘Stereotypes cost lives’

More churches are finding their voice and speaking out against a culture which allows people to be shot to death with little hope of finding justice. A cross-denominational group of denominations, which include the Episcopal Church as well as the traditional African-American denominations have issued a joint statement.

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Bishop Packard arrested again

Bishop George Packard joined Occupy Wall Street for a march on May 1st, taking him past Trinity Church, Zucchotti Park, and then to Viet Nam..through a stop at the memorial at Veterans Plaza. It was here that the Bishop was arrested again.

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The challenge of Bp. Packard's actions

Bishop George Packard, arrested during the occupation of Zuccotti park last December, was arrested again over the weekend at the Vietnam Veteran's memorial in New York City this weekend. He was participating in a protest by the group "Veterans for Peace".

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OWS and Trinity Wall Street face off

Wondering if both sides have chosen the wrong ditch to die in New York Magazine gives the background on the pending case of the Occupy Wall Street protestors and Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street:

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Occupy Wall Street at age one

A year ago today, Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park began protests over unjust power and financial structures. Subsequent, substantial coverage for their protests began to follow from there.

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