from the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA)

“The Occupy Wall Street movement that has now spread to other cities across the country is a public outcry of frustration and anger. The protestors have taken to the streets to draw attention to the fact that our economic system has not only failed to protect the most vulnerable among us, it has preyed on the majority for the benefit of very few. The Occupy protests are a wake-up call that the American people are in great peril, and we have been for some time.“It is not surprising that Americans have had to take to the streets to get the attention of our leaders. For too long, we have seen attention paid to banks that are ‘too big too fail’ while the plight of the poor and the working class goes unaddressed. For too long, we have been pitted against each other by those in power, by a corrupt economic system that pushed us to consume more and to ‘get ours’ at any cost. Now we know: The cost is too great, and is ultimately without satisfaction…

 

http://www.uua.org/news/pressroom/pressreleases/188405.shtml