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Don’t be Realistic!

Rabbi Michael Lerner admonishes us in this YouTube video: Don’t be Realistic!

“We know that people want a world that is based on love and justice and yet many people do not believe such a world is possible so they give up their dream and hopes and strive to succeed in our capitalist society. This is because our work and personal lives are intricately connected. The values of the workplace and capitalist marketplace infiltrate beyond the work world into our personal lives and shape our unconscious and conscious beliefs about “human nature.”

“While people yearn for a different kind of world—one of kindness and generosity—they suppress those yearnings because they believe that’s just not the way the world works. The capitalist marketplace tries to convince us that the way the world works is a political and economic question. But in reality the question of how the world works is basically a spiritual or theological question. And these issues of workplace values are basically questions of meaning.”

The Network of Spiritual Progressives have a 10-point path to a world of love and justice – one that can help transform our world from one based on power and control to one based on love and justice.

  1. Support Families and Build A Caring Economy
  2. Personal Responsibility
  3. Environmental Responsibility
  4. A Love and Justice Oriented Education System
  5. A Loving, Just, and Holistic Health Care System
  6. Global Peace and Homeland Security Through Generosity
  7. Separation of Church, State, and Science
  8. A Cooperative, Caring, Just and Equitable Legal System
  9. Challenging Racism
  10. Balancing Identity Group Struggles and Universal Solidarity

We believe there is a force of healing and transformation in the world that can break the chain of pain that is passed on from generation to generation. We can see other human beings as fundamentally valuable for who they are and not what they can do for us.

If you too want this world, please join the movement.