What You May Have Missed
In Featured Faiths
By Mitchell Landsberg
Los Angeles Times
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1 2011 5:44 p.m. MDT
On a bright and raucous afternoon outside Los Angeles City Hall, Cornel West was revving up a crowd at Occupy L.A. As he often does, the prominent philosopher and activist peppered his speech with religious phrases, at one point calling for recognition of "our prophetic Mormon brothers and sisters," as well as Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and "black Baptists like myself."
“Through much of American history, religious forces have been at the forefront of progressive social movements, tugging at the nation's conscience to end slavery, fight poverty and injustice, extend civil rights to African-Americans and end the war in Vietnam.”