John Gehring is Senior Writer and Deputy Communications Director for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. As the nation mourns the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy, there is no more fitting way to honor the legacy of this prolific public servant than by fulfilling what he called the “cause of my life.” Kennedy’s impassioned…

The Reverend Chloe Breyer is the Director of the Interfaith Center in New York City. Whether advocating for the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Head Start Expansion Act, or the Fair Housing Amendment, Senator Kennedy worked to make sure no American was left behind. Some of the legislation he…

I can’t say that I always loved Ted Kennedy.  For years, I have agreed with the issues he fought for–especially regarding his concern for the sick, the poor, and the elderly.  But, I confess, Senator Kennedy’s personal behavior often proved embarrassing and sometimes appalling to those who agreed with his policies.  Like all three Kennedy…

Senator Edward Kennedy has died. It is not unexpected but his death marks an end of the era of the Kennedy brothers and their profound contributions to America.  I titled this post The Faith, Value and Politics of Senator Edward Kennedy after the tagline of Progressive Revival as a tribute to the iconic place that the Kennedys…

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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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