Stage posté(e) par Network of Spiritual Progressives
Publié le : 9 janv. 2013
Are you worried about climate change and upset about how the destruction of our environment is threatening our collective future? Are you outraged by the amount of power that corporations and the top 1% of wealthy people have over U.S. politics and our lives? Do you want to build a future in which "homeland security" is achieved through ending global poverty rather than through the military invasion of other countries?
If so, come intern with the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP), an interfaith organization that is also welcoming to spiritual-but-not-religious atheists and agnostics. The Network of Spiritual Progressives is closely affiliated with Tikkun Magazine. Tikkun is a Hebrew word which means "healing, repair and transformation." Interns work on outreach supporting spiritual activism intended to effect tikkun olam (healing of the world) at the local and national level. Interns will help us build a network community of dedicated spiritual activism practitioners and to construct the electronic home for that community as it grows. To get a sense of our organization, read Tikkun magazine's home page, and then read the core vision of the NSP at www.spiritualprogressives.org. The fullest way to understand our approach is to read Rabbi Michael Lerner's 2006 national best-seller: The Left Hand of God—Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right, and his 2012 book Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy for Middle East Peace (you can read about this one at www.tikkun.org/EIP and see why it has been endorsed by former US President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many others).
We are currently seeking spring interns to start in January 2013 and summer 2013 interns to start in May or June and Fall 2013-Spring 2014 to start in late August or early September 2013.
Possible projects to work on include:
Write a self-revealing letter addressed to Rabbi Michael Lerner, not just some formalistic review of your resume, telling about yourself, your passions, what part of the Network of Spiritual Progressives' vision you share and what part seems problematic to you, what your special talents are, what your time availability is (starting when?), and about your own passion in life, goals for yourself, and reason for wanting to work with us. When are you available to start and for how long? We need a minimum commitment of sixteen hours per week. Send your letter to RabbiLerner.Tikkun@gmail.com.