The occupy movement has not only awakened public outrage over wealth disparities, it has also stirred a deeper yearning for a society rich with interconnection, imagination, respect, and care. The encampments, however fleeting, helped form a new, imagined community—the 99 percent—that cannot be easily dismantled. The following articles explore the deeply spiritual urges and rituals at the heart of the Occupy movement, as well as the religiophobia expressed at some of its general assemblies. They explore the positive vision required to energize the movement and the empathy needed to sustain it. They ask: What’s next for Occupy? Might an expanded focus on meeting basic human needs allow the message of economic transformation to take practical shape? How can we translate the newfound alarm at corporate rule into regulations on transnational corporations? How can we build localized economies aimed at sustainability rather than profit? For a...

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