Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Discussion of Presbeterian Divestment of Zionist Occupation Allies (Motorola, Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard Et Al)

Editor’s Note: We invited the Relgious Action Center of the Reform Movement and J Street, both of which have opposed the Presbyterian divestment resolution, to respond to those who support the Presbyterian resolution. Neither agreed to do so. Tikkun has sought to be a safe space in which both sides could present their thinking. But …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism by Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon It was a clarifying moment on April 30 when the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations rejected an application for membership from J Street. For several years, the J Street leadership has worked hard to create …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Call for a New Language of Environmental and Social Responsibility, a New Spiritual Covenant

[ Editor’s Note: Henry Giroux, a frequent author for Tikkun magazine, calls for a movement that challenges what Giroux calls “the neoliberal nightmare” and presents a new language of civic values and social responsibility.The ESRA–the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the Spiritual Covenant with America at www.spiritualprogressives.org are examples of …

TIkkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Shulamit Aloni, z’l, Israel’s most principled elected official

Editor’s Note: Shula Aloni was the most principled Israeli elected official I ever met, a champion of the downtrodden and a fearless crusader for the rights of Palestinians. So i was very delighted when she agreed to speak at Tikkun’s “Strengthening the Peace Forces” conference that we convened in Jerusalem in 1991 and a subsequent …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Earth-Honoring Faith

Earth-Honoring Faith by Larry Rasmussen Tikkun, January 10, 2014 The crisis we face is not environmental, it’s civilizational. There are far too many people consuming far too many resources for the planet to bear. As the climate changes, how do we undertake the hard transition from an industrial-technological civilization to an ecological-technological civilization? However we …