In our corner of the economy, excellent pastors got fired and many took wage and benefit cuts. In some cases, the congregations didn’t realize that their decrease in membership was a national trend that had a lot to do with shifting demographics.
Last month’s bank settlement was little more than a slap on the wrist. But Americans are finding ways to hold banks accountable.
A record number of Americans are poor. And by any measure, the poverty rate is rising.
Church leaders can appreciate the challenges that St. Paul's has faced. Yet there is something profoundly right about a moral protest in a cathedral courtyard.
The protesters sleeping in the cold do not claim that 99 percent of Americans agree with them. Their point is that the top 1 percent plays by different rules.
Social ethicist Gary Dorrien talked to Century executive editor David Heim after writing his cover story on "the case against Wall Street."
This video started making the rounds last week, presenting a clever idea for communicating with the big banks at their expense.
Whatever its explicit message, Occupy Wall Street has made a powerful statement with its very mode of existence.