Friday, January 13, 2006
TIKKUN's Spiritual Dimension of Politics
Core Vision of an Interfaith Movement
In short, the political must have a spiritual dimension. This is a dimension of life which is rarely given attention in social change movements, but it is a central concern of the TIKKUN Community.Among the central building blocks of such a spiritual dimension:
the development of a personal spiritual practice such as meditation or prayerThe Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP)
1) Advocates a New Bottom Line in America. This bottom takes into consideration not only how well institutions and the economy maximize money and power, but how well they maximizes love and caring, ethical and ecological sensitivity and behavior, kindness and generosity, non-violence and peace, and the extent to which they enhance our capacities to respond to other human beings in a way that honors them as embodiments of the sacred, and enhance our capacities to respond to the earth and the universe with awe, wonder and radical amazement.As long as I am posting about the spiritual dimension of politics I should not forget Houston's First UU Church - newsletter (pdf) and mp3s of sermons.
Gary Permalink on 1/13/2006
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