Editorials & Actions

Interfaith

The World’s Most Enlightening Region

Review of the documentary: The World’s Most Enlightening Region  by   Rev. Ray Wade, Birmingham I witnessed people being moved by this film when shown at the Parliament of World’s Religions. Like the saying “a picture is worth a thousand …
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US Politics

Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter

America Revisits the Dark Side Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter By Rebecca Gordon They’re back! From the look of the presidential campaign, war crimes are back on the American agenda. We really shouldn’t be surprised, because American …
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US Politics

The New Normal by Amitai Etzioni

Editor’s note: Amitai Etzioni’s article below is a powerful critique of approaches we often take in Tikkun magazine. We welcome this kind of challenge to the vision we put forward, particularly at www.spiritualprogressives.org/covenant. Please read that along with this article. …
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The Earth Will Defeat Capitalism by Catholic Theologian Leonardo Boff

The Earth no longer has the capacity, by herself, to meet human demands. She needs a year and a half to replace all that is taken from her in one year. She has become dangerously unsustainable. Either we restrain the voracity of wealth accumulation to let her rest and replenish herself, or we must prepare for the worst.

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US Politics

One Expert Says, Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist. And It’s Not Just Trump.

Editor’s Note: Tikkun magazine is a 501-c-3 non profit that is precluded by law from endorsing political candidates or opposing them. But we are not precluded from publishing articles by our readers who take strong stands about electoral issues. We …
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Israel/Palestine

An Israeli Centrist Rabbi Stands Up for Free Speech

Editor’s Note: Tikkun often tries to bring into dialogue people with different perspectives from our own in order to inform our community of those views and to learn from them what we can in order to be more effective in …
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Judaism

The Burning Bush and Black Fire

Editor’s note: This week Jews around the world begin reading the 2nd book of Torah: Shmot or Exodus, by studying Exodus I-1 to VI-1). It is in many ways the most revolutionary book of the ancient world, both in its …
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Our Spiritual Covenant to Heal the World

Our Spiritual Covenant:   an introduction to the ideas of Tikkun and the NSP–Network of Spiritual Progressives by Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun Magazine and chair of the interfaith and secular-humanist-and-atheist-welcoming NETWORK OF SPIRITUAL PROGRESSIVES   RabbiLerner.Tikkun@gmail.com   We live in …
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War & Peace

Talking to Your Kids About The Terrors They Face in the Current World

  Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown Planet, Thinking the Parentally Unthinkable Dealing with your child in the world of San Bernardino hysteria, the Islamic State, and Donald Trump —  by Frida Berrigan, – Frida Berrigan, Fear? Tell me about it. …
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US Politics

The Forgiveness Practice for Your Daily Spiritual Health

Forgiveness involves seeking forgiveness for ourselves after genuine repentance, and then forgiving others. Forgiveness does not mean giving others a continuing right to oppress or hurt other people. We can both forgive those who tortured prisoners or supported economic or …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on How Israel Deals with Its Wave of Terror

Editor’s Note: For many years Israelis have ignored the suffering that the Occupation was causing the Palestinian people in the West Bank, believing that erecting a Wall around the Palestinians would protect the Jewish state. But now, in the face …
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US Politics

The Differences Between Bernie and Hillary

Editor’s note: Tikkun is a nonprofit and prohibited from supporting candidates or political parties. So we don’t. But we can publicize views from our readers and writers on these issues, or from others. We welcome anyone with a coherent argument …
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US Politics

Trump Represents the Ugly Face of American Politics by Allen Roland

Editor’s note:  As non-profit entities, contributions to which are tax-deductible, Tikkun magazine and our Network of Spiritual Progressives do not take stands in support of candidates for political office nor for political parties. But we do print a wide variety …
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Global Capitalism

Immigrants & Menaces–a report from Germany

IMMIGRANTS AND MENACES –a report on European responses to the flood of immigrants by Victor Grossman – Berlin Like the rising sea level endangering the Maledives, Marshalls and other islands, the immigrant question is changing political geography in Germany. But it …
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War & Peace

The U.S. & The Rise of ISIS by Stephen Zunes

The US and the Rise of ISIS by Prof. Stephen Zunes The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the “Islamic State”) is a direct consequence of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. While there are a …
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