Core Ideas

Acceptance of All Faiths

The NSP is a vehicle across faith communities, religions, denominations, and spiritual movements and also welcoming to atheists and agnostics of good will.   read more

Economy

The NSP believes that all work should have meaning as a contribution to the good of the society as a whole.   read more

Environment

“Just as we should cultivate gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings, we should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment. Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment.”—The Dalai Lama

This earth is our only home, and our own lives are tied to its well-being.   read more

Social Justice

NSP fully supports the struggles for social justice on the local, regional, national and international levels that have been launched by liberal and progressive forces in the past decades. And yet those struggles have not been as successful as they ought to be, because they are not put in a spiritual frame and because they are not reaching the heart of the problem facing us. We seek to go further.   read more

Family

NSP is a pro-family movement, including single-parent and LGBTQ families. We want to build families where people can fully experience the joy of being loving beings, and feel safe to let love be the center of our universe.   read more

Global Commons

We at the NSP are allies with all those who seek to preserve the Global Commons. As the Torah makes clear, no one has a right to ownership of the land of our planet earth, because, as God is heard to put it, “The whole earth is Mine.”   read more

Love and Caring

The NSP aims to create a world that is safe for love, intimacy, and caring, a world in which these aspects of life are not undermined but supported by the economic, political, social, intellectual, cultural and media institutions of the society.

“Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.”—Archbishop Oscar Romero   read more

Peace

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” –Mother Teresa

Peace is possible when we replace Domination with a strategy focused on Generosity and Caring for Others.   read more

Progressive Approach to God

The NSP welcomes all approaches to God, and none, all religions and none, and does not presuppose a belief in God. For those who do believe in God, The Network of Spiritual Progressives affirms that there are many different paths to God.   read more

Spiritual Politics

We hope to have the courage — in the tradition of the Jewish prophets and interpreters of Torah, in the spirit of Jesus and the early Christian communities of resistance to Rome, in the spirit of Muhammed, in the spirit of the activists of the labor & civil rights and feminist and gay rights movements — to speak truth to power.   read more