Episcopalian Bishops Ask Occupy Wall Street to Leave Trinity Church Alone

As Occupy Wall Street protesters prepare to hold a rally tomorrow to fight for the right to set up shop in a vacant lot owned by Trinity Church, a pair of top Episcopalian bishops issued statements today urging the occupiers to make piece with the house of worship.

“Alarmingly, some clergy and protesters have attempted to ‘take’ or ‘liberate’ the space without Trinity’s consent, and have clearly indicated their intent to engage in other attempts to do so in the coming days,” said Mark Sisk, the Episcopal Church’s Bishop of New York. “The movement should not be used to justify breaking the law, nor is it necessary to break into property for the movement to continue. Together, let us pray for peaceful articulation, in word and deed, of the issues of justice and fairness that have brought the Occupy movement into the national conversation.” Read More

Episcopalian Bishops Ask Occupy Wall Street to Leave Trinity Church Alone