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Shortly before the California Democratic primary in 2008, the San Fransisco Chronicle invited me to write a short article explaining why I, chair of the interfaithNetwork of Spiritual Progressives, was supporting Barack Obama. Like most other progressive activists, I understood that a president is limited in what s/he can accomplish in limiting the power of America’s economic…

Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to a video from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas entitled “Taking the Hill.”  I thought it might be a political video encouraging conservative Christians to go to Washington to lobby against health care or some such thing.  Actually, it was much worse.  “Taking the Hill” is…

Andy Ostroy over at Huffingtonpost discovered the ‘real’ text of President Obama’s talk to students.  The White House on Monday released the text of President Barack Obama’s highly controversial speech to the nation’s school children Tuesday. As expected and feared by those on the right, the speech, I’m embarrassed to say, is truly shameful and…

Michael Lerner
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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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