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Faith Groups Lay Out Thanksgiving Feast for ‘Occupy’ Protesters
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Source: Agence France-Presse

Faith groups lay out Thanksgiving feast for ‘Occupy’ protesters

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WASHINGTON — Protesters from Washington’s two Occupy Wall Street offshoots flocked Wednesday to a church where Abraham Lincoln once worshipped for a Thanksgiving buffet and some robust words of support.

The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church threw open its basement and laid out a spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and pumpkin pie, plus kosher and vegan options, for the afternoon, with enough on hand to feed 500.

Organizing the feast was Occupy Faith DC, an inter-faith coalition set up a month ago to give food, equipment and spiritual support to Occupy DC in McPherson Square and Occupy Washington DC in Freedom Plaza.

“We understand and we are in total solidarity with you,” James Lee of Occupy Faith DC and the Network of Spiritual Progressives, a faith-based social justice movement, told the diners.

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  -Faith Groups Lay Out Thanksgiving Feast for ‘Occupy’ Protesters Hissyspit  Nov-23-11 07:34 PM   #0 
  - I bet the MSM won't be able to find this story.  Bozita   Nov-23-11 07:39 PM   #1 
  - I bet a lot of DU'ers won't either. The contempt some people have for ANY Church is sad.  KittyWampus   Nov-24-11 10:49 PM   #19 
     - Yes, just LOOK at all the atheists piling into this thread to denounce this with such contempt.  PassingFair   Nov-25-11 10:06 AM   #21 
  - We the people must become the MSM and do the spreading! n/t  Paka   Nov-23-11 07:49 PM   #2 
  - +1000  Phlem   Nov-23-11 08:14 PM   #4 
  - Mike check!  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:03 PM   #9 
  - Bravo. nm  rhett o rick   Nov-23-11 07:58 PM   #3 
  - Beautiful! Thanks, Hissyspit, will share.  freshwest   Nov-23-11 08:41 PM   #5 
  - K & R  red dog 1   Nov-24-11 01:28 AM   #14 
     - Welcome to DU, red dog!  freshwest   Nov-24-11 10:40 PM   #17 
  - Go Occupiers, you may be our last hope !  russspeakeasy   Nov-23-11 08:52 PM   #6 
  - Not if we don't either join them or support them wholeheartedly with something beyond words.  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:04 PM   #10 
  - Great news  Antifa919   Nov-23-11 08:53 PM   #7 
  - I heartily recommend gratitude, even if you fast on Thanksgiving and are an atheist.  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:14 PM   #11 
  - I actually have a problem with this  vminfla   Nov-23-11 08:55 PM   #8 
  - Those choosing to protest in this protest ARE helping the homeless and hungry,  No Elephants   Nov-23-11 09:17 PM   #12 
  - +100  avaistheone1   Nov-24-11 01:30 AM   #15 
  - That same church hosts one of the largest holiday meals for  quiller4   Nov-23-11 10:51 PM   #13 
  - A lovely and truly charitable gesture.  Vidar   Nov-24-11 09:52 AM   #16 
  - K&R !!! n/t  RKP5637   Nov-24-11 10:45 PM   #18 
  - From this Atheist, Hats off to the Inter-Faioth Crew!  Taverner   Nov-25-11 12:48 AM   #20 
  - k&r  LeftishBrit   Nov-29-11 12:07 PM   #22 
  - I guarentee there will not be a peep about this in the M$M.  Odin2005   Nov-29-11 12:13 PM   #23 

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