Roundup: Occupy, drones, slavery, climate change, Russia
Let’s occupy the Church! Let’s lovingly raise these important issues of justice within our congregations. Jesus was no stranger to controversy! Let’s join hands with other people of faith and conscience and fearlessly demonstrate how faithfulness includes social action and boldly proclaim hope for God’s intended, compassionate future.
The Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania said in a statement that trafficked and forced labour continue to be major problems in the seafood, fruit and vegetable and garment industries in Thailand.
The drone operators sit at consoles on military bases around the US. They track their targets and when the moment is right, they send the command to fire. And then people die.
“We can’t keep burning gas and coal as if climate change doesn’t exist,” said Steve Hucklesby, Public Issues Policy Adviser for the Methodist Church.
A year after the punk band Pussy Riot performed a protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral, the situation for freedom of expression is worsening in Russia.