Network of Spiritual Progressives/Tikkun Conference
Support Obama to BE the Obama the Country Voted For
With an understanding of the political realities
President Obama has faced in Washington, DC, this conference seeks to
cast both a supportive and critical eye on the Obama Administration's
actions to date.
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.
Speakers, Presenters and Workshop Leaders include:
Congressman Keith Ellison, Rev. Brian McLaren, Chris Hedges, David Korten, Bill McKibben, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Riane
Eisler, Marianne Williamson,
Medea Benjamin, Bob McChesney, John Nichols, Sister
Joan Chittister, Sharon Welch, Peter Gabel, Rev. James Winkler, Rev. Conrad Braaten, John Dear S.J., Rev.
Graylan Hagler, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Jonathan Granoff,
Robert Thurman, Paul Wapner, Svi
Shapiro, Josh Weiner, and Sheri Shapiro.
Workshop topics include:
* A Constitutional Amendment to Declare that Corporations are not Persons
* Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iraq Wars
* Economic Recovery
* Nuclear Disarmament
* Non-Violent Communication
* Healing Israel/Palestine
* 2010 Elections
* How to Help Congress Develop a Backbone
* Building Supportive Ties Between Clergy
* A New Bottom Line in our Professions
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.