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Occupy London has announced its takeover of a huge abandoned office block in the borough of Hackney belonging to controversial investment bank UBS.
A review of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, submitted to the University of Exeter by Peter John Dominy
A number of Christian organisations have written a statement expressing solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement. It reads as follows:
Millions of protesters in 82 countries and across a thousand cities have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the bailing out of the rich.
The economic crisis is also an ethical crisis and faith groups need to say something about it, says an advocate of economic ethics.
Quakers in Britain says that people and society are being geared to supporting economic systems, rather than the other way round.
Many economic commentators, and those working in banking and finance, thought that the worst of the global economic recession had gone away. They were wrong. It looks to be back with a vengeance.
In most religious traditions there is a commitment to giving money to the poor, and more radically to various kinds of economic sharing within communities.
The Green Party has called for an end to "arbitrary, ego-driven economic policy-making". It wants an "open, rational debate" about sustainability.
A campaign to lobby FTSE 100 companies to adopt the Living Wage has been backed by the Methodist Church and its Central Finance Board.