Earlier today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu issued further comment on the Occupy Wall Street movement and Trinity Wall Street. That statement can be read below. The Presiding Bishop and Bishop of New York have issued respective statements as well.
I’ve challenged my friends at Trinity on this issue just as I’ve challenged Trinity for the past 35 years in our ongoing friendship. I do this in love, not to harm.
I also now challenge those who disagree with Trinity. My statement is not to be used to justify breaking the law. In a country where all people can vote and Trinity's door to dialogue is open, it is not necessary to forcibly break into property. Nor is it to reinforce or build higher the barriers between people of faith who seek peace and justice. My deep prayer is that people can work together and I look forward to that conversation.