It is not often that one comes across a way to approach the abortion debate that is new…so imagine my surprise and delight when I read the challenging piece on faithfuldemocrats.com that raised theological questions about this debate I had never heard nor considered.   Democrats and progressives have been making significant strides by focusing our…

On December 19, Brian McClaren published a well-intentioned post on this site suggesting that Christians put aside all their political and cultural differences and focus on their common faith in Jesus Christ.  As it happens, I read Brian’s piece the day after I attended a Southern Baptist Lord’s Supper down in my home state of…

I, among others, have posed the question (here and here) of what the future of Catholic politics might look like–if it has any future–in light of the great splits between and among Catholic voters and leaders during the recent presidential campaign. There seem to be few good answers, and clearly much will depend on the…

Pope Benedict XVI has been making the news lately. On theoccasion of Barack Obama’s election victory, he sent a personal congratulatorymessage and emphasized working with the new president on issues of “peace,solidarity and justice.”  When the Vatican spokesman was asked by a reporter for morespecifics discussed in the letter, the spokesperson reiterated, “peace,solidarity and justice.”…

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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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