For six years, I was the spiritual leader of a big church in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. I lived in Detroit for a total of ten years; I feel I got to know the place.    Of the thousands of people who attended the church, and others I got to know while living in…

Pesident Obama will give the commencement address at Notre Dame.  The Bishop of South Bend, John D’Arcy has decided to not attend (boycott is the more provacative term).  But my guess is that the real excitment will come from the anti-abortion protesters who infiltrate themselves into the audience and call him a murderer one? two? three?…

Chris Kelly reports at Huffingtonpost.com on the sad racist pathology at the Christian backed website Townhall.com. You can tell that this fellow Burt Prelutsky doesn’t even really know he is being horribly racist and offensive by any common standard of decency in America.  It is shocking that someone like this could have an audience still in 2009.…

UPDATE: They cancelled the conference.  And now from the “what the heck were they thinking” department, the South African government has denied the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference to showcase – get this – South Africa’s human rights record in anticipation of the 2010 world cup.  Because they didn’t want to…

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Michael Lerner

Rabbi Michael Lerner was a student and disciple of Abraham Joshua Heschel when Lerner studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He earned a ph.d in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and a second ph.d in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute. He subsequently formed the Institute for Labor and Mental Health where he did research on the psychodynamics of American politics, and discovered the immense hunger for "meaning and transcendent purpose for life and work" that became the hallmark of what he calls "a poltiics of meaning." Lerner founded and is Editor of Tikkun Magazine and Chair of The Network of Spriitual Progressives.

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