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Articles by Rabbi Michael Lerner
The State of the Spirit, 2018
Rabbi Michael Lerner · 1. The State of the Spirit, 2018    This has been a difficult period for all of us spiritual progressives (whether secular, militant atheists, or religious progressives) who seek a world of love and justice. The dismantling of...
We Can't Transform American Politics Till We Understand the Psychodynamics at Play
Rabbi Michael Lerner · I’m republishing this article I wrote a few months before the 2016 election because it contains an analysis which is absolutely essential for anyone who wishes to participate in transforming American political, economic, social...
The Staying Power of Racism After Charlottesville
Rabbi Michael Lerner · Many of us spiritual progressives have been in deep grief for the loss of life of Heather Heyer, the woman killed by a Nazi fanatic who also wounded 19 other anti-racist activists. We are also in grief about the ways racism continues to...
Do You Yearn for a World of Love and Justice? So Do We.
Rabbi Michael Lerner and Vandana Shiva · And we're going to create that world together.
Stop the Violence in Israel/Palestine
Rabbi Michael Lerner · As we watch in horror as violence in Israel and Palestine escalates and there continues to be needless and senseless killings, we offer a prayer of love, compassion and strength. May Israelis and Palestinians find the love that resides...
Ending Racism by Creating a Society Where Humiliation is Replaced by Empathy, Love, Generosity and Mutual-Recognition
Rabbi Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis · Racism is the demeaning of an entire group of people and refusing to see them as fully human in the way we see ourselves and those we deem to be “like” us. When we fail to see the “other’s” humanity, we ascribe to all of them ugly...
A Real Solution to Environmental Sustainability
Michael Lerner · Only a sweeping Constitutional amendment can save us from a global environmental disaster beyond our imagination.
Mourning the Parisian Journalists Yet Noticing the Hypocrisy
Rabbi Michael Lerner · As the editor of a progressive Jewish and interfaith magazine that has often articulated views that have prompted condemnation from both Right and Left, I had good reason to be scared by the murders of fellow journalists in Paris...
Israel Has Broken My Heart: I'm a Rabbi in Mourning for a Judaism Being Murdered by Israel
Michael Lerner · I've always been proud of Israel, but the brutal Gaza assault requires Jews worldwide to be honest, not nationalist
Celebrate Interdependence Day on July 4
Michael Lerner · What would it mean for us to reclaim July 4th not as a celebration of militarism, but as a celebration of our interdependence?