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Network of Spiritual Progressives

On the Love Train With Cornel West

John Bredin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

I'm also glad to see Cornel on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders, who he refers to as a rare politician with integrity, honesty, and decency. As a Democratic Socialist (as was Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, and John Dewey), Bernie obviously cares more about the poor than any other candidate.

On Educating for Peace, and Banning ALL Nukes

John Bredin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

The only candidates in the 2016 race who might embrace these ideas are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Jill Stein with the Greens. To help incubate a new politics of peace, though, a think tank co-founded by intellectuals Michael Lerner and Cornel West called the "Network for Spiritual Progressives" (NSP) has some good ideas.

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Israel, Hillel, & Idolatry

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Recent controversies within Hillel International, the "home" for many Jewish college students of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, have made public in a sharper way a profound spiritual issue confronting American Jews and their "official" organizations.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

Pros and Cons of the Health Care Victory

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Without that principle of "caring for each other" and without shaping the program to embody that principle, the Democrats decided to put "winning something concrete" over the idea that changing consciousness should be central.

A Passover Seder Haggadah Supplement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

For Ethically Sensitive Jews and our non-Jewish allies. (You don't have to be Jewish to create or attend a seder -- or to adopt the approach to spiri...

A Spiritual Guide for Economic Bailout

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rabbi Michael Lerner

This is the moment in which biblical ethics and the wisdom of spiritual traditions are actually more realistic than the plans of the capitalist economists.

Believing We Can Build a Caring Economy

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Belden

What are we facing, doom or possibility of transformation? My reputation is for seeing the glass half full.

Why Isn't This News? U.S. Rabbis Call for Gaza Cease-Fire

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Belden

A group of prominent liberal rabbis and other religious and cultural leaders have called for a cease-fire in Gaza. So far no U.S. media have considered it news.

Mad about Madoff: the Lessons to Learn

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Belden

If cleaned up, Ponzi-free, derivative-free capitalism comes out of Madoff scandal, then good may yet come of his madness, and of our system.