John Backman
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How would you characterize your connection to the Occupy movement?
Supporter of the movement
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Email from friend
What draws you to Occupy Cafe?
Ben! He is a purveyor of big, exciting ideas, and this one holds tremendous promise for drawing together two necessary social movements: Occupy and a robust capacity for dialogue to counteract our current "shouting culture."
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At 3:49pm on May 16, 2012, Ben Roberts said…

Welcome to the Cafe, John!  And thank you for that acknowledgment.  I like the vision you expressed, and encourage you to work with us to see how we can bring it to fruition.  Our "Connect 2012" conversations are the place where we are doing that "internal" work right now.  Meanwhile I look forward to developing an "interfaith" themed Vital Conversation with you and some others for one of the coming Mondays.  You said July was optimal--that's fine with me.  Gives us plenty of time to get it together and promote it well.  I'd still like to start planning now though, beginning perhaps with an invitation to become part of a "design team" going out to five or so other people we think might be fired up around this topic.  I have set up a space in one of our groups here on OC.org where we can discuss this together and invite otehrs to join in: http://www.occupycafe.org/group/faith-in-occupy/forum/topics/help-organize-a-cafe-call-on-interfaith-possibilities

 
 
 

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