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TUTU is the acronym for the Trade Union of The Under-employed. This is an ambitious project to mobilise the churches to give collective representation to an increasing sector of society as the cuts begin to bite. Tutu is an inspirational figure to whom the idea of an apolitical church would be wholly alien. He is also emblematic of standing up for the rights of those who struggled under minority rule in South Africa. We firmly believe that we are living in an age of financial apartheid where there are one set of rules for the banking and political elite another for the middle and working classes. Churches Uncut is affiliated to the UK Uncut movement and is there to encourage churches to take a moral stand against crony capitalism which nationalises loss and privatises profits for a select few. It is incredulous that we live in a society where a bail out for individuals is stigmatised but bailouts for banks are seen as economically prudent.
In October 2011, the Occupy movement used the grounds of St.Paul's Cathedral to occupy the London Stock Exchange. This sparked a soul searching debate among christians 'Where would Jesus Be?' This lead to some high level resignations among the clergy of St.Paul's and a crossroad moment in the history of christianity in this country. For many of us the message Jesus conveyed was clearly with the protesters as He proclaimed 'Get ye away from me, all ye workers of inequity. ' The videos below show the position of some of the christians who attended the protest.