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Jim Wallis’ Open Letter to the Occupiers of Wall Street

Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Magazine and author of God's Politics: Why the Right Get's It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, speaking at a rally in 2008

Jim Wallis has posted an open letter to the protesters on Wall Street on his Sojourner’s blog.  Wallis has done his fair share of protesting and it is a good word from “a veteran troublemaker”

I remember what it feels like to see your movement as a lead story on the evening news every night, and the adrenaline rush that being able to muster 10,000 people in two hours’ time to march in protest against injustice and inhumanity can bring. I was in your shoes 40 years ago as a student leading demonstrations against the Vietnam War, racism, and nuclear proliferation.

I would advise you to cultivate humility more than overconfidence or self indulgence. This really is not about you. It’s about the marginalized masses, the signs of the times, and the profound yearning for lasting change. Take that larger narrative more seriously than you take yourselves.




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