As 2014 draws to a close, I’m happy to offer some upbeat news about developments in the Network of Spiritual Progressives, the activist and supporter network associated with Tikkun and Tikkun Daily.

conference photoOn Sunday, December 14, the Network of Spiritual Progressives hosted a meeting to re-imagine our political future. Three hundred and fifty people attended, and heard from Rabbi Lerner and distinguished guests including Marianne Williamson, George Lakoff, Reginald Lyles, and Matthew Fox, inspiring a practical vision for change.

The success of the conference was followed by some more amazing news: Dr. Vandana Shiva, the famed environmentalist from India working for seed integrity against international corporations that are seeking control over every inch of the agricultural process, is enthusiastic about our ESRA (the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) and has just become the international chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, co-chairing with national chair Rabbi Michael Lerner.

2015 has the potential to be our best year yet, as we build a renewed movement at the intersection of spirituality, social justice, and the common good. We’re revitalizing our communication — look for our newsletter and a new website soon, breathing new life into the national network of NSP and local chapters.

To help us get there, we need you. Here’s one last chance in 2014 to support social transformation! With your help, we’d be a long way toward being able to enter the New Year with some funds we need to keep going and expand our efforts, as well as make serious headway toward renewing this beautiful vision of translating spiritually progressive thought and action into meaningful change. To donate, click here.

In the coming year, to enhance our effectiveness, we plan to conduct more transformative activist trainings to help activists and others integrate spiritually progressive practices and thought into action, reignite local chapters who will work to gain endorsements and support for the ESRA and Global Marshall Plan, foster stronger partnerships with other social change organizations in the hopes that doing so will help them reframe their message from one focusing on what they are against to instead promoting a positive vision of the society they want, and create professional and workplace taskforces that can begin to explore how to implement the New Bottom Line into their workplaces and professions.

We can’t do it without you and we look forward to an amazing year in 2015.

Please give $5.00 or more if you can – your donation will go a long way.

We wish you a rich, happy, authentic and loving holiday season, whatever your tradition. It’s wonderful to be working together to transform ourselves, our communities, and the world.

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To make it easy, you can donate online at tikkun.org/donate, by phone (510-644-1200) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pacific Time, or by mailing a check to the NSP at 2342 Shattuck Ave. #1200 Berkeley, CA 94704.


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