By Michael Sherrard, Faithful America (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, Rector, Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church
One of America's wealthiest churches is trying to send Occupy Wall Street activists to prison.
Last year, Occupy Wall Street sought sanctuary on vacant property owned by Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church when they were evicted from Zuccotti Park. The church's rector, ignoring pleas from Christian leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, had the occupiers arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
Those arrested, including a retired Episcopal bishop, are scheduled to go on trial next week. They're facing up to 90 days in prison, but so far Trinity's leaders are cooperating with the prosecution and falsely claiming that the situation is now out of their control.
So a group of prominent New York City pastors is organizing a last-minute prayer vigil seeking to have the charges dropped. We're hoping to give them a petition signed by over 10,000 people to deliver to Trinity Wall Street -- will you add your name?
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