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US Politics

NO, Mr. Netanyahu! We Will NOT Let You Drag the U.S. Into a Proxy War for Israel Against Iran — Sign the NY Times Ad

We invite you to sign and contribute financial support to make this New York Times ad possible (go to tikkun.org/peaceproject to sign and donate to make this ad possible). Would you join us as a signer of the proposed full-page …
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Spirituality

Between Madness and Truth

  Between Madness and Truth:   What our inner trickster can teach us. From HaAretz By Gabriel Bukobza Our socialization requires that we tame our impulses, but we pay a price for this suppression. That’s why cultures have created characters that …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on the Israel Elections in March

Uri Avnery February 7, 2015                                                             Over Bottled EVERYBODY KNOWS what the Israeli elections are about. The choice is stark: on the one side, the dream of a Greater Israel “from the sea to the river”, …
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War & Peace

Meet Violence with Love

Love can triumph–but only if we militantly pursue a society based on love. By militantly I mean, without apology and without self-doubt, but fully committed to changing every economic, political and social institution with The New Bottom Line: love, kindness, …
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US Politics

Yitzhak Frankenthal–an evening with the courageous creator of the Bereaved Parents in Jerusalem

My name is Yitzhak Frankenthal, and I’m a religious, Israeli Zionist. On July 1994 my eldest son Arik died in combat with Hamas. Since then I have worked to promote peace and reconciliation. In early 1995 I was chosen as …
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Yearning for a World of Love and Justice

an introduction to the ideas of Tikkun and the NSP–Network of Spiritual Progressives by Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun Magazine and co-chair of the NSP with Vandana Shiva We live in a world filled with loving and caring people. We …
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Islam

Updated version of Mourning the Parisian “Humorists” Yet Challenging the Hypocrisy of Western Media

Mourning the Parisian “Humorists” Yet Challenging the Hypocrisy of Western Media by Rabbi Michael Lerner   As the editor of a progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine that has often articulated views that have prompted condemnation from both Right and Left, …
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Race

The Tragedy of Selma

The Tragedy of “Selma” URL: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/selma-is-a-brilliant-riveting-film-but-racism-is-still-a-powerful-force-in-the-us STEVEN JONAS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Peter Pettus)   The “Tragedy of Selma?” you might ask.  Wasn’t it a triumph for the civil rights movement?  Did it not lead to further advances in that struggle?  And if you are …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avneri on What Is Zionism?

Uri Avnery January 31, 2015                                       Zionists All   MANY TIMES people ask me: “Are you a Zionist?”   My stock answer is: “Depends on what you mean by Zionism.”   This is quite sincere. The …
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Race

Reflections on the Movie “Selma”

Thoughts about the greatness of Selma, truth, black and white unity, King and the clamor of racist patriarchs…  by Alan Gilbert     The movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, is a subtle, restrained account of a period of  the most …
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Culture

Chris Hedges on the movie “American Sniper”

Editor’s note: While we at Tikkun do not feel it fair to blame Christianity or imply that all Christians somehow implicitly support the kind of Christianity that leads some American Christians to feel that their murdering of Arabs or Muslims …
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Christianity

Re-inventing the Church by Berit Kjos

Below I’m presenting the view of what I take to be a reactionary writer who resists all the changes that have taken place in the Christian world’s thinking in the past 150 years. What I find intriguing is that her …
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US Politics

Internship with Rabbi Lerner at Tikkun

  Heal and Transform the World INTERNSHIP with Tikkun Magazine and the NSP interfaith and secular-humanist and atheist-welcoming Network of Spiritual Progressives a few blocks from the UC Berkeley Campus.   Are you worried about climate change and upset about …
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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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