Heal and Transform the World — Activist Internships with the Network of Spiritual Progressives (the outreach and education arm of Tikkun Magazine)
This internship works directly with Cat Zavis, the executive director of our outreach/education arm The Network of Spiritual Progressives (interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming) to promote our central projects:
1. The Global Marshall Plan to transform the approach of Western countries from seeking homeland security through wars and domination (economic, political, cultural, etc.) to a strategy of generosity and genuine caring for others, manifested in part through an international plan to end (not just ameliorate) global poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate education, and inadequate health care).
2. The Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment (ESRA) to the U.S. Constitution which would A. Ban all money from state and national elections (not just corporate money but also money from individuals and political parties) except for public funding from State Legislatures or the US Congress B. Require all corporations with incomes above $50 million/yr to get a new corporate charter once every five years which would only be granted to those which can prove a satisfactory history of environmental and social responsibility to a jury of ordinary citizens (thus empowering those many decent people in corporations who want to make their corporations more ethical and environmentally responsible, because now they would be able to make the case to the corporate leadership that not doing so would endanger the future of their corporation) C, Require environmental education and education in how to develop a recognition of the interconnectedness of all human beings with all life forms on this planet and a recognition that our own wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of everyone else on the planet and the wellbeing of the planet itself) at every grade level from kindergarten through college and graduate or professional schools.
3. The New Bottom Line to judge institutions and social practices as rational and productive to the extent that they maximize our capacities to be caring and generous, environmentally and ethically responsible, and attuned to responding to the universe with awe and radical amazement at the mystery and grandeur of all being. (please read this at www.spiritualprogressives.org/
Send a self-revealing letter about why you’d want to do this internship and why you are qualified to do outreach and education and organizing and advocacy for these kinds of ideas–directly to Cat Zavis firstname.lastname@example.org
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