Alan Bolwell

Alan Bolwell

All that is required to Occupy is people and places. Across the globe and in the UK the Occupy movement pursues socially progressive solutions to human needs and social justice for the 99% of the nations least wealthy.

Faith groups have been sources of moral reasoning and beautiful narrative for thousands of years, own property across the nation, and represent 45 million UK citizens.

In order for the Occupy movement to claim to represent the 99% there needs to be a constructive dialogue with local communities including faith groups to develop an understanding of their concerns and seek their assistance in providing solutions. The only way for faith groups to continue to claim to be a source of moral authority is to open its doors and encourage their members to engage in the good work that Occupy has been doing in providing safer places for those affected by these same social problems.

This is the launch event for Occupy Faith UK, who are dedicated to combining faith cultures and resistance cultures in support of the Occupy movement. To make a joint stand against social injustice, class culture and suppression.

We are planning to gather as a peaceful crowd outside the Royal Court of Justice at 12.00 7/4/2012 and chant ohm together. The effect of a mass chant can be pleasant in itself as a meditation, in a healing spirit we will be trying to bring justice to life. This is to show the benefits of coming together as a community and futility of not engaging with this actively such as the ways in which Occupy has demonstrated over the past year. After the chant we shall be putting on music, Scriptural Reasoning a practice of learning through different perspectives on an agreed subject the topic of this session will be justice, afterward we will be revealing more about our plans to hold a pilgrimage walk from St Paul’s to Canterbury Cathedral over the coming summer. We are planning to run this event from the 7th till the 23rd of June, stopping off at important locations and developing the discussions into papers to put to government at a conference held in Canterbury at the end of the journey. We are also working with local charities and artists to raise funds for a food redistribution centre in Canterbury. It will take the support of many people to make this work, and we hope to generate some here.


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