Christians have pledged to provide a ring of prayer, is St Pauls Cathedral moves ahead with plans to evict the ‘Occupy’ protestors camped on their land.
A petition started by Christian activist Symon Hill has been gathering names of those willing to surround protestors should authorities move in to forcibly remove protestors.
Now believers from across the country are pledging their support to the cause, by committing to join a ring of peaceful prayer, if an eviction takes place.
Originally set up as Occupy LSX (London Stock Exchange) the Occupy protestors found a home in the grounds of St Pauls Cathedral, where they became the centre of controversy which led to the resignation of the Giles Fraser, the Canon Chancellor of the Cathedral.
The petition which was launched on social media site Facebook, by the umbrella group ‘Christianity Uncut’ which campaigns against government cuts, has garnered support from Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, Helen Goodman.
She said: "The Occupy LSX have raised vital questions about the role of finance in the modern world, they have reminded the nation that markets are a human invention, which we need to control in the interests of all people.
“The idolisation of the City has been one of the most dangerous developments in recent years. I will pray to God that the City is reformed to serve rather than be served”.
A high court decision concerning the protest camp is pending.
January 16th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross