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A New Politics for a New Era

With our current political systems that are polarizing, dysfunctional and corrupted by corporate interests, it’s easy to feel frustrated and downright disheartened when trying to make a positive difference in our world. With constant stalemates between parties – and those without an affiliation barely having a voice at all – it can be extremely difficult to find a path to social change that is not only effective but also sees beyond party lines and unites humanity through shared values.

You’re probably all-too-familiar with the challenges facing those of us who know that “politics as usual” just isn’t working:

  • A sense of hopelessness & helplessness over the state of the world
  • Feeling isolated, ineffective & disempowered to create lasting change
  • A lack of a larger vision that shows how global issues are interconnected
  • Disillusionment over failure of leadership, no matter what your affiliation
  • Confusion around a clear path for healing our current political climate
  • A misconception that American politics have moved to the right
  • Corporate greed polluting politics on a large scale
  • A lack of unity within organizations & political parties
  • “Us vs. them” mentalities that polarize & stall progress

We all recognize these challenges, but how can you be part of the solution... and help evolve politics by cultivating a new “bottom line” based on compassion, respect, integrity and reverence for the sacred in all life?

You look to the enlightening spiritual progressives featured in The Spirit in Activism Kit who are igniting the fire of real change in us by illuminating a new politics of love and justice that integrates spirituality and activism.

For a new planetary era to be born and grow into maturity, it will require an evolution of how we approach social change – as these visionaries, spiritual leaders and activists demonstrate. We will need to learn to serve from a place of surrender and grace. We will need greater wisdom in wielding our power, greater love in our political discourse and greater generosity in helping each other... beyond parties, affiliations and borders.

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Embrace Soul-Powered Activism

As the speakers in the The Spirit in Activism Kit illuminate, an awakening that is at once political and spiritual is key to developing new kinds of leadership, social structures – and even governmental forms. The evolution of our consciousness itself can fuel a fundamental evolution of a new politics that heals divides through common ground and promotes well-being and respect for the human family and ALL of our planet’s inhabitants.

A renewed vision for politics, as highlighted in this truly inspirational kit, can help put in motion deep shifts in not only our social and political systems, but also in the growth of citizens like you who are working to create positive shifts. Because inner change tends to precede outer change, growth in consciousness must be included in our plans for a better world.

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With The Spirit in Activism Kit, you’ll discover:

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  • The interconnectedness of the issues facing our planet
  • Why progressive forces keep losing ground in some areas of the world
  • Insights on politics based on care & more feminine values
  • Effective tools that can re-open doors that have been shut
  • The importance of grief & healing in activism
  • Communication skills based on values
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  • The difference between “good deed activism” & “structural activism”
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You’re invited to join this movement... because when we discover that we are more virtuous, fulfilled and stronger through our active participation in a greater whole rather than through our isolation, we are unstoppable. When we recognize our oneness, we stop fearing, hating or attempting to destroy the perceived other. We expand the boundaries of “our” tribe.

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  • Conscious Politics – Why it’s Critical to Bring the Language and Values of Love and Justice into Politics – Marianne Williamson once again delivered an inspiring and rich talk. She talked about her political race, her mistakes in those efforts and the growth and transformation in her thinking around the ways we can regain control over corporations. According to Marianne, political action is not separate from love. She said she is perplexed that some people in spiritual communities separate from politics, seeing it as too corrupt. If we are to be lights on the planet it requires us to do it not only where there already is light and where it is easy but in the hard places, in the darkness. We are living in a time where darkness, fear, violence and greed have run amok and we don’t have the luxury of sitting this one out. This is not about convenience. One of the ways you become the person you want to be is by placing yourself in service to something larger than yourself. By going only inside you insure you are not going to get yourself together! No person is an island and all have a personal stake in outcome of the world. This is an urgent time and we need to act. She also offered hope by reminding us that we have what it takes. Social change doesn’t happen by the masses, it happens by a small group of people who have conviction and go deep. Let’s do this together!
  • Earth-Honoring Faith – The Vital Role Spiritual and Religious Traditions Need to Play to Transform Our World – Realism is not about settling for what seems realistic in the current political landscape. Instead, according to Larry Rasmussen realism is about being realistic about the state of the world and our need to make dramatic changes both in our personal lives and also (and more importantly) on a systemic level. This kind of realism, a realism grounded in the spiritual and religious teachings will inspire us to make dramatic changes in our lives. To have the wherewithal to do that, we need to acknowledge our deep despair and grief and to create space to express and deal with it. Only by moving through it can we move from a sense of disempowerment and stuckness to inspired action. During his travels Larry came across communities that created rituals that included drumming, movement, song, etc. to express their grief. What kind of action is needed? We are reaching the tipping point, there are lots of people working on a variety of issues and we are at the point where we can unite behind proposals such as the Network of Spiritual Progressives’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution and Global Marshall Plan. They are really important proposals and we need to keep promoting them.
  • Engaging Buddhism – How a Radical Relationship with Love Can Change the World – Reverend angel Kyodo williams and Donald Rothberg inspired us by sharing stories of the teachings and practices they both use personally and teach others to help integrate internal transformation that can help bring about and contribute to social transformation. As Rev. angel has said, “Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” We have to transform our anger, work on ourselves and bring that into our social change work. But to wait until we are “transformed” or enlightened” is not the path either – both happen simultaneously. To transform ourselves and our society we need to move to a radical notion of love. Radical love is not the touchy-feely love that we most often think about, but rather an unwavering understanding of our connectedness and the ways in which our freedom and liberation are intertwined and interwoven. It is a deep sense of belonging – to ourselves, to each other, to the planet. They also shared some of the elements they believe need to be incorporated into trainings for spiritual activists. They also shared some great stories of how their trainings impacted the work of social change activists.
  • Jewish Activism – Love and Justice as Fundamental Jewish Principles – You will leave this call inspired by Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Rabbi Susan Talve’s stories of work on the streets in Ferguson helping to support the movement for Black Lives Matter and successful efforts to help tomato workers gain fair food protections. Not only are Rabbi Susan Talve and Rabbi Jill Jacobs doing amazing on-the-ground work, but they shared some of the most inspiring and visionary teachings from the Torah and Jewish tradition that guide their work. Perhaps one of the most powerful is the story of the Exodus from Egypt. What the Torah teaches is that because you have the experience of being oppressed you have an obligation to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else. This is not an obvious message because the message from being oppressed could have just been, “Take care of yourself. Everyone is out to get you so you have to watch out for yourself.” (The message of capitalism!). But that’s not what the Torah teaches. Instead it teaches that we have a responsibility to care for the “Other” and make sure no one is oppressed. Imagine what a different world we would have if we all embraced this motto. Perhaps this vision can be the way to move toward a more caring world – a world of love and justice from the dominant capitalist notion that everything has to be done in self-interest.
  • Christian Theology and Activism – What Would Jesus Do? – Listening to Larry Cox, Shane Claiborne and Patrick Carolan share their childhood experiences and how they impacted their faith and activism was profoundly moving and inspiring. Larry shared about hearing his mother cry herself to sleep at night because she couldn’t pay her bills and how he eventually found the Hebrew Bible and was amazed what he found there. This discovery shaped his life, his engagement with social change work and his faith. Shane grew up in Eastern Tennessee and saw contradictions in Christianity that deeply troubled him. He found that the higher the person church’s attendance was the more prone they were to be sexist, racist, pro-military, etc. And when he actually read the Bible his whole life was flipped upside down, as he heard the radical call for justice contained within it. And Patrick, who also grew up in a very poor neighborhood, remembers when the first African Americans moved into his community and his mother went over to their house and invited them to have tea with her on her front steps so everyone in the neighborhood could see – breaking down racial barriers and assumptions and teaching Patrick what it means to love your neighbor and seek justice. From these experiences, all three were moved to engage in social change work and see the importance of grounding their efforts in the radical, prophetic and visionary teachings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. These teachings remind us that rather than simply state what we are against, we need to put forth a vision of what we want. They see the power of uniting people together to build a massive movement and to use social media and networking in that effort as well as build a bridge between older activists and the younger generation.
  • How to Inspire Spiritual Activism in your Religious or Spiritual Community – Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Sr. and Pastor Brooks Berndt captured our attention with their riveting stories of how to not only bring the values of social justice into churches and other places of worship but also how to engage in action to create meaningful change in one’s religious or spiritual community. Often church is a place people go simply to have a spiritual experience and not to think, talk about or hear about politics or social change. But Pastor Berndt said it best when he said that a church “not being about social justice is like having a faith community that doesn’t want to sing or have any music.” We should feel exactly the same about social justice – it is ridiculous to go to church on Sunday and have it not be about social justice. What stronger argument can you have for the power and importance of integrating spirituality and activism than that? Tune in to this call to hear how he did this in his church, what it means to be Christian, what it means to be a human and the difference between acts of charity and efforts to create justice.
  • Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation – Wow.Cynthia Moe-Lobeda blew our minds. One of my favorite things she said is that “love is an unruly and life-transforming guide for living.” According to Cynthia, the central teaching of the Bible is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor (which includes the stranger) as you love God. The problem is that love has been misinterpreted to mean something like a hallmark greeting card! Whereas love as a biblical norm shakes the foundation of injustice and oppression and doesn’t only pertain to interpersonal relationships but also (and importantly) to systemic aspects, our economic lives, our political lives and our social lives. So this notion of love applies to whoever touches my life. And in a global world that applies to anyone who makes my clothes, produces what I use, how my impact on global warming impacts others, etc. Love is a call to reshape our lives in ways that don’t exploit some people and calls into question the basic tenets of global capitalism. Be sure to listen in to this incredibly inspiring call.
  • Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems: A New Economy Based on Values of Love and Justice – According to Gar Alperovitz, we don’t have an economic problem in our country; there is plenty of money and resources to ensure that everyone can thrive. Instead what we have is a political and spiritual problem of how to distribute the wealth we do have. And to address those problems we need to transform our political system and address people’s spiritual needs. To do this we need to both learn to engage in relationships with others – as Martin Buber said – from an I/Thou dynamic, and we need to also build communities that embody the values and principles we want to see in a transformed and enlightened society. He shared stories about how communities are building alternative ways of living that embody the values we seek, from cooperatives, both large and small, to local farming and community banks. In addition to having experiences on the ground of new economies, we also need to have a vision of where we want to go. We face not only a political crisis and a spiritual crisis, but also a systemic crisis, which means that we have to change institutions. And changing institutions requires organizing and having a vision of what a new system can look like, both locally and globally.
  • The Importance of Changing Our Stories and Beliefs About What is Possible to Change the Future and Transform Our World – David Korten has a way of articulating the problems in our society that leave you captivated, outraged and inspired to take action! You will not want to miss this call. According to David, the Christian bible tells us that no one can serve two masters – either you serve God or man. In other words, either you serve life or money. We have developed a culture and story in which money is the defining value, not life. This leads to an economy that is designed to destroy, suppress, even enslave life to make money. Instead of creating a system that focuses on maximizing our returns to/on money, we need to create a system that focuses on maximizing returns to/on life. According to David there are two contrasting stories – one is the Sacred Money and Market Story and the other is the Sacred Life and Earth Story. In the former we worship money. We see time as money and ask questions such as “did you make a killing?” In this story, human nature is believed to be individual and competitive and poverty is seen as a result of laziness. In the Sacred Life and Earth Story, time is LIFE not money! Real life is worth living. We are part of living earth – the earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth and our health and well-being depends on the health and well-being of the planet. The progressive side lacks an overarching framing story and therefore remains fragmented. The Right controls the story and win most of the debates. We must give attention to framing that larger story and bringing it forth in the public conversation and create new societies. We need to recognize that all these diverse social change initiatives are all born out of same motivation, same frame and same desire for social change and to build a movement that unites them all.
  • Nonviolence as an Act of Love, Resistance and Justice – Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook challenged us to look at nonviolence not simply as a passive response to violence but rather as a strategic approach to injustice and violence. From Baltimore to Israel/Palestine to ISIS, we need to be asking ourselves what creates violence and how we can address and challenge violence using nonviolent tactics. They shared what nonviolence is and isn’t, explored the limits of nonviolence and how peace forces can be created in cities to quell violence and address community concerns. Instead of police forces, we need peace forces in every city who are trained in nonviolence that can respond to violence.
  • Bringing Spirituality to Social Change and Youth Activism – Alnoor Ladha and Rae Abileah inspired us with stories of how they integrated their spiritual practices in their activism and how their spiritual practice strengthens their resolve to take bold, courageous, even dangerous action as well create fun, engaging actions that bring those who would not normally engage in social change in the fold. Both expressed concerns about the narcissism that can arise in spiritual communities, particularly the New Age movement, that focuses solely on individual transformation in the belief that simply transforming oneself will lead to social transformation. One’s personal transformation is not possible without social transformation. Spiritually engaged people often believe that the world is perfect as it is and will unfold as needed and all we can do is work on ourselves and be a passive participant in social and global transformation, but as Ram Dass said, “The world is perfect as it is, including my desire to change it.” At the same time, when social change work fails to integrate spiritual principles and values, it too falls short. We need to bridge the gap by putting forth a vision of the world we want, not simply complaints about what is wrong.
  • Inclusivity – The Practical Aspects of "Love Thy Neighbor" – Dr. Sharif Abdullah emphasized in a very powerful way the need to wake people up so that they recognize the need – and feel inspired! – to get involved to transform the world. Like other speakers, he shared his own personal story of how his childhood impacted his engagement with social change work. Having grown up in Camden, NY in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country and having gone to one of the poorest schools, Dr. Abdullah nonetheless recognized that the world could work for everyone and has always been committed to helping create that world. The path to transform our society has to be grounded in love.
  • Building a Healthy Movement – On this rousing call Charles Eisenstein, Miki Kashtan and Dominic Barter inspired us with an exploration of the importance of building a healthy movement and how our personal growth is deeply connected to society’s growth. Like other speakers they spoke to the importance of storytelling to help us have a visceral, tangible sense of what a new world might be and a clear vision of what it might look like. They emphasized that in building a world based on love and justice, the movement to create that world must also embody those values and this means challenging the systemic problems in our society without devolving into attacking others or simply working on oneself until I am all together. Once we see that who we are is a totality of our relationships, then we will see that our personal growth is integral to social change. We cannot fully grow and evolve without the growth and evolution of society. And as we build movements and work together we need to have compassion for our shortcomings.
  • Transformative Law and Justice – Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.” On this call Peter Gabel, J. Kim Wright and Fania Davis shared how a legal system could embody this approach. Imagine being a high school student whose mother had relapsed on drugs and hadn’t been home for 3 days and you were left to care for yourself and your siblings. You are tired and resting your head on your desk at school and a teacher starts yelling at you and before you know it, you are about to be suspended and sent home to a home with no adult, no food, no security. That is the story Fania Davis shared with us in this riveting call about Transformative Law processes. The speakers discussed the importance of shifting the legal system and laws from one based on a system whereby individuals are pitted and protected against others to one that recognizes the humanity of the other. Our legal system can be one in which parties work together to create contracts, find solutions to criminal problems and other harms and wrongs that restore the well-being of the individuals and community involved instead of creating greater loss and harm. Listen to this inspiring call to learn more about this and then join the Network of Spiritual Progressives’ efforts to build a movement based on these principles by going to www.spiritualprogressives.org.
  • Israel and Palestine – What do love and justice have to do with it? – On this dynamic call, Micha Kurz and Sami Awad shared with us the need to move beyond political solutions and arguments about whether there should be a one-state or two-state solution in Israel/Palestine to focusing energies on peace. Peace that includes equality, justice and human rights for all people. Peace that includes freedom of movement, access to religious sites. And that to achieve that peace there needs to be on-the-ground action helping people who are struggling while simultaneously asking questions such as, “What are the challenges facing the communities of these lands?” We must look at the historical narratives of the different peoples, how history (not only between Palestinians and Israelis but their histories before that time as well) impacts them. Healing must be a component of the process to resolve conflict. Who is responsible for creating peace? How can peace arise given the level of fear, hatred and distrust that permeates these communities? To build peace, we must move from a place of fear – based on a real sense of love, respect and recognition of the other and this must be based in nonviolent activism that resists violence and systems and structures of oppression. In the past, the peace movement spoke about peace from a place of fear of the other – it is time to shift the narrative and talk about peace from a place of love. Peace is about finding the difficult space of connecting with the unity, the oneness with all those in the area.
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Lerner is the most significant prophetic public intellectual and spiritual leader of our generation.
– Cornel West

[Cat] combines a unique quality of passion and strength in which she can play an unequivocating truth-sayer role with vast skills in hearing the depths of needs that are at hand in which compassion and understanding are wonderfully present.
– Wes T., NVC Trainer

Lerner's rare and eloquent voice goes beyond left/right political dichotomies, and will help progressives overcome their fear of spirituality and will challenge spiritual people to avoid the danger of narcissistic self-indulgence.
– Jim Wallis, Sojourner Magazine

[Cat] created a space where intense and complicated interactions could be explored with full respect. Her feedback offered very valuable perspective into the way I interact with the people around me. I was especially impressed by the depth of her insight. Since the workshop, I have practiced the techniques Cat shared with us, and I have clearly felt the benefits. My clients seem to feel more heard, my personal boundaries have improved, and I have generally been more calm and more present with the people around me.
– Ruthie V., Fine Art Painter, Architectural Color Consultant

Lerner is a rare voice of sanity and intelligence in a nation where our moral values have been corrupted by the greed of the market and the ambitions of empire. He gives eloquent voice to our yearning for a union of the spiritual and the rational in the quest for peace and justice.
– Howard Zinn

Presented by a team [Michael Lerner and Cat Zavis] unsurpassed in experience, skill and wisdom, [their] densely-enriched, spiritual activist training immersed me in a theoretically rigorous, practically sensible, emotionally deep, spiritually enlivening communal event that stiffened my resolve and strengthened my confidence in my ability to meaningfully contribute to the creation of the caring world we long for.
– Philip Boche, Activist, Lawyer

Michael Lerner is America's preeminent liberal Jewish intellectual and one of America's deepest political and social theorists, a thinker who moves beyond the parochial concerns of his own community towards a wider vision of a renewed America.
– Rabbi Michael Paley, Wexner Heritage Foundation