Christians to form ring of prayer around Occupy London camp


UPDATE: St. Paul’s joins effort to oust protesters while others form ring of prayer. From Ekklesia:

The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia is today drawing attention to a quiet u-turn by St Pauls Cathedral, which has joined in the moves to evict the Occupy Protest Camp.

From Ekklesia, a progressive Christian think tank in the United Kingdom:

Christians who support the ‘Occupy’ movement have pledged to form a ring of prayer around the camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral if it is threatened with forced removal by bailiffs or police.

Labour MP Helen Goodman and Church of England priest Chris Howson are among the people who have committed themselves to joining the ring of prayer. A court ruling on eviction is expected within days.

An online pledge for people wishing to join the ring of prayer has been launched by Christianity Uncut, an informal network of Christians campaigning against the UK government’s cuts agenda. The plan has been welcomed by the Christian thinktank Ekklesia.

Signatories to the pledge offer their “solidarity with people of all religions and none who are resisting economic injustice with active nonviolence”.

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I'm sorry to hear that St Paul's has turned again to join the ousters,

Ekklesia's ring of prayer is a lovely idea.

June Butler

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