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Spiritual Activism conference

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]sunfell)

Found this on "Christian Alliance":

Spiritual Activism Conferences in Berkeley, Ca. July 20-23, 2005. In Washington, D.C. Feb. 10-13, 2006

Courtesy of TIKKUN Magazine: A Bimonthly Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture, & Society

Go to above link for conference details.

Goals:
Begin the process of creating the strategy and program for The Nework of Spiritual Progressives (NSP), which will:

1. Challenge the misuse of God and religion by the Religious Right

2. Challenge the ethos of selfishness and materialism of the advanced industrial societies (first and foremost in the U.S. and Canada), and replace it with a NEW BOTTOM LINE (so that institutions are judged efficient, rational and productive not only to the extent that they maximize money and power, but also to the extent that they maximize love and caring, ethical and ecological consciousness, and to the extent that they maximize our capacities to respond to the universe with awe and wonder)

3. Build an alliance between secular, religious and "spiritual but not religious" progressives--in part by challenging the anti-religious biases in parts of the liberal culture (while acknowledging the legitimacy of anger against those parts of the religious world that have embodied authoritarian, racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic practices and attitudes).


DC in February, eh? Who's up for going?

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