Want to know how to deal with the next four
years and build a positive vision
of where to go?
Session 1: Building a Beloved Community and Understanding the NSP
This first session will focus on reading and learning about some of the foundation work of Tikkun and the NSP, including a spiritually progressive worldview, the New Bottom Line. We will also share our 2-part strategy for how to “overcome Trumpism” and the importance of putting forth a vision of a world based on love and justice.
Session 2: Spiritual Leadership, Grieving and Surplus Powerlessness
This session will focus on understanding the dynamic of surplus powerlessness, the importance of grieving and spiritual leadership. We will discuss the major changes needed in the Left so that Trump voters and those who did not vote will feel inspired to support liberal and progressive efforts..
Session 3: The Problem with Global Capitalism and Two Solutions
Learning about the ESRA and GMP, listening to role plays and then practicing talking about them in role plays with group members. We will share our visionary proposals that can shape a progressive movement and provide concrete steps to move toward a world based on love and justice.
Session 4: Empathy – Love the Stranger as ThyselfLearn empathic communication skills so you are better equipped to listen and hear with compassion and skill. You will learn skills to listen to those who voted for Trump to more deeply understand their needs and also develop the ability to challenge their strategies.
Session 5: Building a Local ChapterIn this final session, we will review what we’ve learned and discuss how to build local chapters to spread this vision and work.
Did you hear Rabbi Michael Lerner speak at Muhammad Ali’s memorial?
Click here to watch his eulogy and to learn more about our work.
What is the Network of Spiritual Progressives?
What is Spiritual?
Here’s what is spiritual: Ethics, aesthetics, love, compassion, creativity, music, altruism, generosity, forgiveness, spontaneity, emergent phenomena, consciousness itself, and any other aspect of reality not subject to empirical verification or measurement.
Many scientists are also spiritual: They understand that the scientific method is appropriate for describing regularities in the natural world, but not for understanding all of reality. Those aspects of reality that cannot be reduced to publicly observable and verifiable behavior we call spiritual. What Is A Spiritual Progressive? (Hint: You don’t have to believe in God or Be Part of a Religion).
Embracing Israel/Palestine is now available. Click here to order your copy right now! Embracing Israel/Palestine is a must-read for those who care about peace in the Middle East. It is provocative, radical, persuasive, and, if given the attention it deserves, could make a major contribution to reconciliation. Please read this book! —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Recognize Palestine / Recognize Israel
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