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IPFS News Link • Religion: Believers

Would Jesus Occupy?

•, by Alan Minsky
 On Easter Sunday 2012, it is important for American Christians, and non-Christians alike, to reflect on Jesus’ teachings in light of a social movement that put some of his most famous actions into practice. The Occupy movement, in its short history, has firmly established an unwavering commitment to serving the poorest and neediest among us, even in the face of severe state repression.
In the Gospels, Jesus not only preaches the need to take care of the poor and the infirm, he walks the walk. The Occupy Movement calls for reorganizing the economy so that poverty can be eliminated; and, from day one, it welcomed all people into its camps and, Christ-like, gave them shelter, sustenance, and care.