The conference will focus on developing positive ideas and programs for a more just and sustainable economy and society, as well as concrete ideas for building global peace and reconciliation. Other key topics include putting single payer health care back into the national conversation, and discussing a proposed constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not persons and do not deserve the protections of persons.
Additionally, attendees will develop inner resources, both intellectual and spiritual, for the long process of creating transformational social change, including the ability to recognize and rejoice in the goodness and love that makes the process of Tikkun-ing (healing and transforming the world) a joyous and nourishing experience.
Featured speakers include: Rabbi Michael Lerner, Peter Gabel, Riane Eisler, Reese Ehrlich, Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., Medea Benjamin, Bill Moyer, Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda), Miki Kashtan, Drew Dellinger and Donald Rothberg.
Co-sponsored by The Nation Magazine, YES! Magazine, Peace Action, Pace e Bene, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Code Pink, The Institute for Policy Studies, The Shalom Center, Democracy Matters, OpEdNews, Common Bond Institute, The Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, and 350.org.www.spiritualprogressives.org