The Rapidian

Occupy GR

Faith perspectives on Occupy Grand Rapids

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Occupy Grand Rapids found an ally in the faith community when it was allowed to set up camp on the grounds of Fountain Street Church. This act renewed a public discussion of the intrinsic link between faith and social justice,  though according...

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OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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OGR 2012 : Diane Baum, forging a new way of communication

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The diversity within the Occupy movement is often highlighted as one of its greatest strengths by those involved, even by those outside of the movement who are familiar with its anatomy and intentions. From October 2011 and on into 2012, more than...

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OGR 2012: Occupy GR in a year of change

by (mlesert)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For quite some time the year 2012 has loomed as a year of change. The Mayan calendar, depending on interpretations, is said to predict some great but as yet undefined change in the way we live. After the fall of 2008, when gas prices skyrocketed...

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