Editorials & Actions

Environment

Environmental Crisis Puts Human Life on Earth at Risk

The ESRA–Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution could provide the most effective way to block this environmental destructiveness. Please check it out at www.tikkun.org/esra Environment Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists …
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Islam

Tariq Ali: France Tries to Hide Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

‘France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values’ The Pakistan-born British commentator seldom minces words. PRANAY SHARMA INTERVIEWS TARIQ ALI   Pakistan-born British commentator Tariq Ali seldom minces words. As a political activist, journalist, writer and film-maker, he has cou­rted controversy and ruffled …
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Oriental (Mizrachi) Israelis and the Coming Israeli Elections

Uri Avnery on Oriental Jews in Israel and The Coming Elections   January 10, 2015 Half of Shas THE SHAS party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now …
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Mourning the Parisian Journalists Yet Challenging the Hypocrisy

You can also read this article in Rabbi Lerner’s column on the front page of Huffington Post (and if you do go there, please “like it” (if you like it) and add your own comments. Mourning the Parisian “Humorists” Yet …
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Vandana Shiva is the new co-chair of the NSP! And a request from her…

We at the Network of Spiritual Progressives are delighted to announce that Vandana Shiva, the internationally acclaimed environmental activist from India has become the international co-chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives along with Rabbi Michael Lerner. Dr. Shiva has …
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Israel/Palestine

Dennis Ross, you must Stop Blaming the Palestinians

DENNIS ROSS: STOP BLAMING THE PALESTINIANS  by Richard Forer   Dennis Ross has done it again. In “Stop Giving Palestinians a Pass” (NY Times, January 4, 2015), he blames the Palestinians for the lack of peace with Israel. Citing “three …
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Israel/Palestine

A Palestinian’s New Year’s Message

To all those who yearn for peace with justice   from Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh Happy new Year 2015. May it bring all of you peace (internal peace at least!). We Palestinians have one top wish for 2015 as in every …
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Islam

The Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Who Is A Muslim? An Intense Struggle within the Muslim World for the Soul of Islam By Dr Abdul Cader Asmal for New Age Islam 15 Dec 2014 Well before Cheryl Bernard concocted her whimsical compartmentalization of Muslims into arbitrary …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery update from Israel during Chanukah 2014

Uri Avnery December 20, 2015                                                 Splendid Isolation   ALMOST A thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine.  I am honored to be among …
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Race

Strategy to Deal with Racist Police Forces by Reginald Lyles

For Whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne and Reginald Lyles Reginald W. Lyles  is 1.  the Senior Advisor for public safety to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; 2.  a retired career law enforcement officer (Command level); 3.  a 30+-year Deacon of Allen Temple …
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US Politics

The Year of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs

The Year of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs                             December 9, 2014 NEW YORK – The year 2015 will be our generation’s greatest opportunity to move the world toward …
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Black Lives Matter

We at Tikkun Magazine urge you to read Rabbi Lerner’s impassioned plea on Huffington Post to stand with African Americans this Sunday morning when they have called for a Solidarity Sunday in suport of the position that Black Lives Matter. It’s a nonviolent and sweet way to show …
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US Politics

Invite to “Reclaim America–Strategy Conference” Dec. 14

From Tikkun Magazine www.tikkun.org, the Network of Spiritual Progressives www.spiritualprogressives.org, and the Metta Center for Non-violence The new Congress is going to be a catastrophe for the environment and for those most dependent on everything from social security, safety and …
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US Politics

Reclaim America Conference Dec. 14

After the 2014 Elections and Facing a Congress determined to dismantle environmental, health and social benefits for middle income Americans and the poor in 2015-2016 It’s critical that ethically sensitive people develop a strategy to: RECLAIM AMERICA YOU ARE INVITED …
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US Politics

After Ferguson

Repetitive Motion Disorder: Black Reality and White Denial in America by Tim Wise I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a …
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