Create or Join a Group
All across the country and around the world people from all walks of life are getting together in NSP Groups to inspire one another, incarnate community and influence legislation to build a caring society. You can join one of the groups below or start one yourself. To start a group or revive a group, please read our Starter Guide and jump on our Monthly calls on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. The 3rd Wednesday is for folks wanting to start a group or chapter and the 4th Wednesday is for folks already involved in a group who are looking for support, community, guidance, brainstorming, sharing celebrations and challenges, etc. To join these calls, dial - 302-202-1110, conference code – 241099.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
We look forward to working together! Thank you for your engagement, support and collaboration ~ NSP staff
New Chapters (2015)!
Prescott: Gregg Rooten is a member of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and is interested in gauging support for starting an NSP study group or chapter in the Prescott area. He feels it’s important to promote the New Bottom Line, particularly focusing on the current ESRA and Global Marshall Plan campaigns of NSP. If you are interested in joining Gregg in these efforts, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley: Join Cat Zavis, Executive Director of the NSP, in the local East Bay chapter.The Berkeley Chapter is focusing on two projects – (1) gaining endorsements from the Berkeley and Oakland City Councils for the ESRA and (2) bringing the values of the NSP to social change organizations and religious/cultural centers. Please come and join us for a productive evening of brainstorming and creating, and bring a friend! If you are interested in being involved, please email Cat at email@example.com.
Los Angeles: Philip Boche is interested in forming a chapter in Los Angeles. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
San Francisco: SF chapter meetings at the California Institute of Integral Studies have drawn students, professors, and community members together to discuss the NSP’s objectives and is focused on gaining an endorsement for the ESRA from the SF Board of Examiners. Please contact Indigo at email@example.com to learn more and get involved.
San Jose: A new chapter is forming and is looking for more members. It is a chapter to support the NSP program in ways to be determined by the group (and is separate from the engineering task force). This is a great opportunity to get involved from the start and participate in setting the direction and priorities. If you live anywhere near San Jose, please contact Joel Masser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boulder: Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman is interested in joining with others to create a NSP chapter or group in Boulder. As the group is newly forming, this is a great time to get involved and help shape the focus and direction of the group. Please contact Robert email@example.com.
West/Central Coast (Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg): David Sinclair wishes to gather this new NSP chapter on West-Central Florida’s gulf coast. He states that a current objective of this chapter will be to prioritize advocacy and public awareness work to promote the New Bottom Line, particularly focusing on the current ESRA and Global Marshall Plan campaigns of NSP. How to transcend individual differences and working to reduce destructive community polarization, while challenging status-quo ideas will be on future agenda for sure. If interested, please e-mail David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highland Park: We have had a handful of folks in the Highland Park, NJ area express a desire to form a chapter. We are looking for someone who is willing to take point on organizing chapter meetings in the area. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Ellen Rosner at email@example.com.
Knoxville: Travis Donoho, a long-time labor union organizer and NSP activist is interested is starting an NSP study group in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge area. If you are interested in participating, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston: Stephen Findley is interested in starting a chapter. Please contact Stephen at email@example.com to get involved.
Everett: Bob Trimble is involved in a lot of progressive causes in his community and is a member of the NSP. He is interested in gauging support for starting an NSP study group or chapter in the Everett area, possibly using Rabbi Michael Lerner’s book, The Left Hand of God or jumping right in with some of the concrete proposals and strategies of the NSP. If you are interested in joining him in these efforts, please contact him as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSP Chapters (in process of being updated):
George Thompson (Faith In Community Work Group of Greater Birmingham Ministries)
Kathryn Neale Manalo
Donna Pedroza 510.769.1575
Grass Valley/Nevada City:
Grass Valley/Nevada City:
Deborah Brooks (Small Relational Group Focus)
El Dorado County
Northern San Diego County:
Rev. Bonnie Tarwater
Neil Penn (Media Critique Focus)
Rev. Bill Kirton
Waterloo, IL/East St. Louis, MO:
Rev. Dennis Gilbertson
Northern Flint Hills:
Brookville (Reversing Falls chapter):
Howard County/Frederick County/Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties
Ruth Alice White
Western Maryland: George Plitnik
Matthew M. Cobb
Twin Cities Western Suburbs (Subchapter of Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Noel and Melissa Martinson
Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall
Finger Lakes (Penn Yan):
New York City:
Rev Mary Westfall
“Doing Justly”: Nell Levin
Karen Brooks and Rev. Rich Forcier
Rev. David Ensign
Outside the U.S.
Rev. Dr. Sarvanan