Thursday, June 21, 2012
6:00pm until 9:00pm
The steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City
The US Catholic bishops have called a “Fortnight for Freedom” for the two weeks between June 21 and July 4. Occupy Catholics NYC has decided to answer that call by hosting an open-air General Assembly on Freedoms, on the steps of our cathedral, with the purpose of fostering an open community dialogue about what freedom means for us and for our faith. We want to focus on God-promised freedoms that so often go overlooked and unprotected in our society, as well as the actions that we can take to protect them:
* Freedom of conscience
* Freedom from greed
* Freedom from sexism
* Freedom from racism
* Freedom from poverty
* Freedom from complicity
* Freedom to serve
* Freedom to reflect
* Freedom to protest
* Freedom to assemble
* Freedom to love
What other freedoms shall we discuss?
Join the conversation online ahead of time:
And come to our open planning meeting a week in advance:
All are welcome. We are the 99%, made in God’s image, seeking God’s justice.
Some participants have indicated that they are interested in holding an all-night vigil on the sidewalks outside the church after the assembly. Sleeping bags and mats welcome.