Occupy Movement

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: Dean Vanderstelt, man on a mission

by (Anneblanding)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Dean Vanderstelt is on a mission to change the way society works. As a member of Occupy the Lakeshore, Vanderstelt works in solidarity with New York City’s Occupy Wall Street and more closely with Occupy GR. With participants from Kent, Ottawa...

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OGR 2012: Alex Beecroft weaves together Catholicism, activism

by (mollymclauhs)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under OPINION

I must admit, I know little about activism and less about Catholicism. I had a laid-back Protestant upbringing, but did attend mass a few times for cousin’s Confirmations and weddings. Most recently, I visited the Catholic Church in my sleep;...

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OGR 2012: George Bartnick - Peace and Purpose

by (jennyg)

Submitted 03-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For George Bartnick, an active member of Occupy Grand Rapids since the third day of its existence, being a part of the Occupy movement has led him to a greater sense of peace and purpose, which he hopes to pass along to others. To look at Bartnick...

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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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