I, for one, hope that May 1st shows Occupy's vitality -- not because Occupy is the only global movement advocating equitable sharing of social resources,
but because it is one of a very few global movements with the potential, already partially actualized, to become a hub for a multi-perspective consensus about the economic and spiritual violence enabled by our socioeconomic structures and our own participation in those structures.
If my unscientific observations are accurate, Occupy has become a place where many people
who identify as religious, nonreligious, post-religious, and more can come together to witness to and discover what sort of better world is possible, and how to get there.
It is far from perfect; it is an evolving, decentralized experiment. And we'll see on May 1st where we stand.
Link (here) to Tom Beaudoin's full piece at America Magazine