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In Boston… Hanging Out With the Protest Chaplains

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Hi everyone,

I’m on the road this weekend, so just a quick note to connect with all of you and let you know what I’m up to. About a week ago, I got this great idea that I should do my Upaya Chaplaincy Program final project on the Protest Chaplains. In case you haven’t heard of them, this started out as a group of folks affiliated with Harvard Divinity School who felt moved to offer a spiritual presence at Occupy Wall Street.

Over the past six weeks, they’ve grown in numbers and are now at a number of occupation sites around the U.S. This weekend, I’m here in Boston to spend time with the original group of Protest Chaplains and hear about their experiences.

Today I spent the afternoon in the Faith and Spirituality tent at the Occupy Boston site. I’ll share more of my writing about this with you in the future… but the biggest thing I learned today was that the role of the Faith and Spirituality group here in Boston is to “keep the movement rooted in love,” in the words of one of the participants. They’re doing a good job.

Here’s a great video from last week at Occupy Boston:

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