Interfaith Leaders from across the United States
Gather for National Occupy Faith Conference
Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 p.m.
Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland
Interfaith Service Honoring Human Dignity and First Amendment Rights
National faith leaders will offer religious sanctuary and protection to those to whom police have issued “stay away” and “non-loitering” orders that prohibit them from being on the plaza. The Service will honor their Constitutional First Amendment rights and challenge police actions against peaceful, lawful protesters. The service is expected to draw people from faith communities and Occupy encampments from across the state of California.
Oakland, CA – Beginning on Tuesday, March 20th, interfaith leaders from occupations across the country will gather to discuss the crucial and complex role they have played in the Occupy Wall Street Movement and to create a plan for coordinated national actions in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As the Occupy movement continues and matures, the role of faith leaders in many places has taken on crucial dimensions, especially in advocating strongly for non-violence. Learn what faith leaders think is next. Visit occupyfaithoak.org for more information.