Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Occupy London and the Church of England
Last night the camp was cleared by the police.
If you are interested in these issues you can read my short essay discussing
"Faith, Space and Occupation" here.
Some time ago, the BBC published a selection of comments on the situation outside St Paul's cathedral in London, where a tented village had been established by "Occupy." Legal notice has just been served on the "Occupiers" who may be forced to leave in 48 hours' time.
George Pitcher, an Anglican priest and former Archbishop of Canterbury's Public Affairs Secretary comments
"Talking about these camps cropping up like boils across our city, and indeed the mayor of London shouting at the protesters, "In the name of God and Mammon go!" I think that's really pantomime material and I'm glad that the Church is dissociating itself from it."