ICWJ intern Jenny Wustmann, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, and Rev. Jonathan Grieser of Grace Episcopal Church got their photo snapped together on The AWL:
Looking for another entrance, I ran into Jonathan Grieser, rector of the capitol square’s Grace Episcopal Church. His face was awfully ruddy, making him look especiallyâ€¦ rectorish. Father Grieser, in Madison just since 2009, described the political climate as “much different than I was used to.” He said that the church has been open to all protesters and on Saturday was jammed with at least 500 who came to pray and receive warmth. Of the goings-on, he said he is sympathetic and that “scripture is clear on the rights of human beings to a livelihood. It’s clear God is on the side of the oppressed and poor.” He added:”It is my responsibility to remind everyone of that.” A young woman came and introduced herself to Grieser; she was from the Interfaith Worker Justice advocacy group.