Editorials & Actions

The strength of the lowly: the Theology of Liberation by Leonardo Boff

Note from Tikkun Staff: The strength of the lowly: the Theology of Liberation L Leonardo Boff    Theologian-Philosopher       Earthcharter Commission     Whenever a World Social Forum is celebrated, a World Forum of the Theology of Liberation is also …
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US Politics

Thanksgiving 2017: How to be More Effective at a Thanksgiving Gathering

Ever had a frustrating experience on Thanksgiving with friends or family? Your progressive ideas are dismissed as unrealistic or seem to offend people? Here are some tips on how to navigate that at your Thanksgiving table 2017. First, remember that …
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US Politics

ESRA–the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Full Text of the ESRA   [Note: the Constitution does not specify the length or form of Constitutional Amendments. With reactionary forces re-interpreting the Constitution to make corporations a person with rights while dismantling equal rights legislation when it applies to …
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US Politics

The Republican Tax Cuts Could Bankrupt Our Country

Dear senators: Don’t bankrupt our country Jeffrey Sachs     ||     November 20, 2017     ||     CNN Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are …
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An Empathy-Deficit-Disorder in this President and Ourselves by Donald W. Shriver Jr.

I do not know the name of that young African American, but I know that the likes of her are our hope for a more united United States and a truly globalized humanity.
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US Politics

Thanksgiving Mythology and Reality

The Thanksgiving Myth by Cliff DuRand [This talk was given at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel of Allende, November 23, 2008] In many ways the Thanksgiving celebration is a unique festivity. As harvest festivals go it’s not particularly unusual: …
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War & Peace

Saudis Can’t Win Their War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is embroiled in a war in Yemen that it can’t win. Saudi Arabia seems to have bitten off more than it can chew in Yemen. On March 26, 2015, the kingdom launched Operation Decisive Storm, a broad Arab-Islamic …
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War & Peace

EU Member States Take a Major Step Toward a European Arm

EU member states take major step toward a European army By Peter Schwarz 14 November 2017 The European Union has taken a major step toward developing the capacity to wage war in the future independently of and, if necessary, against …
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Global Capitalism

A Note From Germany

FROM GENDER TO JAMAICA by Victor Grossman, Tikkun’s Berlin Correspondant   It didn’t affect many people directly, but even small victories are welcome these days. Germany’s Constitutional Court just ruled that no-one should be forced to declare themselves officially male …
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US Politics

Sodomites in our own time

Rabbi Rothbaum presents a humorous yet actually very serious account of what it means to be a Sodomite today. Though we in the liberal and progressive world might immediately identify his description with the policies of the Trump Administration and …
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Activism

Watch this video of Rabbi Lerner at Brooklyn College

The President of Medgar Evers College invited Rabbi Lerner, editor of Tikkun, to speak to their faculty and students about the struggle for social justice. And the President of Brooklyn College invited Rabbi Lerner to speak to the faculty and student …
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War & Peace

North Korea: A Logical Path to Peace

  Jonathan Granoff, President Global Security Institute, UN Representative of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, and Ambassador for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chair of the International Law Section of the …
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Interfaith

Christian Theologian Gregory Baum 1923-2017 z’l –a great friend of the Jewish people

Tikkun author Gregory Baum was a powerful Catholic force for reconciliation and care between Catholics and Jews. We at Tikkun mourn his death. When the rabbis of the Mishnah wrote that the righteous of all people and all religions have …
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Culture

Eduardo Galeano: A Visit to Heaven and Hell

Tikkun is proud to share with our community excepts from Eduardo Galeano’s last book (Hunter of Stories). Galeano was widely recognized as one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. A Visit to Heaven and Hell  Mapping Planet Earth  By Eduardo Galeano …
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Israel/Palestine

On Balfour’s 100th Anniversary, Time for a New Definition of Sovereignty, Independence and the Nation-State

  On Balfour’s 100th Anniversary, Time for a New Definition of Sovereignty, Independence and the Nation-State   by  Mark LeVine and Mathias Mossberg   November 2nd marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the letter from Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur James …
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