Prophetic Voices Action: Clergy Press Conference – 5/7/12
An interfaith group of clergy put their prophetic ministry into action by speaking out on how the practices of Wall Street and major banks have violated our shared values by hurting the vulnerable, undermining our democracy, and exacerbating inequality at a May 7th press conference. The press conference was organized by ISAIAH and Jewish Community Action and held outside US Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
Proclaiming the values of God’s Commonwealth requires us to unmask how powerful corporations are undermining the dignity of human lives. The clergy called upon the large banks to be just and to ensure that all people have the opportunity to re-negotiate their loans before they are foreclosed on.
Clergy were joined by community partners, unions, and public officials to kick-off a week of sustained activity in the Twin Cities to hold banks and major corporations accountable and win a more racially and economically just community.
A short video of this action was created by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy. You can watch it here.