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The 8th Day Center in Chicago Supports Occupy Wall Street November 9th, 2011

Photo: From far right: 8th Day staff members Kathleen Desautels, SP, Mary Ellen Madden, Staff for BVMs, Gwen Farry, BVM, Liz Deligio, Staff for FSPAs, Joellen McCarthy, BVM and 8th Day Associate, Barbara Corcoran join other activists at Occupy Chicago this past October. Photo courtesy of Angie Connolly, Sisters of Charity, BVM.

The 8th Day Center announced in their recent newsletter:

“As an organization whose values include cooperation, mutuality, nonviolence, and consensual decision making,

  • we support the right to peaceably assemble;
  • we support the non-hierarchical, organic, democratic, cooperative model of the Occupy Wall Street Movement;
  • we stand with the Occupy Wall Street Movement calling for a fundamental shift in power and resources and a co-created sustainable future for all.”

Learn more about the 8th Day Center and their work for social justice, including their exploration of the issues fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Re-Occupying Main Street November 2nd, 2011

I believe there are analogies and lessons to be drawn from the responsible citizenship on display by demonstrators across the world, and the responsible ownership practiced by active shareholders in corporations.

Read Fr. Finn’s latest blog on Huffington Post…

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