Much of the criticism directed at the Occupy Movement has focused on protesters' lack of clear objectives. However, as I've witnessed ... these goals are as bright as day: social and economic justice.
The New Year is supposed to generate a bit of optimism, but in early 2012 we are not feeling very optimistic when it comes to organized religion. This may be a do-or-die moment for religion.
At Union Theological Seminary, we stand in full solidarity with the protestors. That's clear to us. As President, however, I'll admit the prospect of my seminarians being in today's events makes me a bit worried and anxious.