In a dog-eat-dog world it makes sense to bite before bitten. But in a cooperative world gone awry, it makes sense to extend empathy and a hand of friendship, and seek healing. How do we decide which world it is? And if we conclude – by faith, reason, or both – that it’s a cooperative world gone awry, where do we find the inner nourishment to stay open when others seem closed and hostile? We call these central issues spiritual issues, and our experience is that the nourishment we need can be found on various spiritual paths. Without spiritual depth, we cannot get out of our own selves enough to build the interdependent, caring society that is possible. These articles by Rabbi Michael Lerner or by authors he has chosen can help us on this quest.