The Church Council of Greater Seattle endorsed the Occupy Seattle movement.
"The occupy movement is rightly placing emphasis on the injustices of our economic system," said Church Council Executive Director Michael Ramos.
The council's 17-member board is made up mostly of Christian clergy who voted unanimously on a resolution in support of the movement Nov. 21.
In a statement, Ramos compared Occupy Seattle's disdain for economic injustice to Jesus' opposition to "sinful inequities in society."
The use of pepper spray is against the occupiers distressing, the church Council said in a statement. They also state their support of Mayor Mike McGinn's call for a review of the police action.
Ramos applauded the interfaith presence at Occupy Seattle, including members of a group called Occupy Chaplains, who work at the movement's headquarters at Seattle Central Community College.
Chaplains from multiple faiths have set up areas to talk, meditate and pray in support of the protestors at the college campus.