SOCIAL CONCERN AND spiritual insight went hand in hand in the few truly exemplary revolutions of the 20th century, such as those inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. And yet, apart from some remarkable exceptions (such as socially engaged Buddhism and liberation theology), religion and spiritual values are nowadays increasingly monopolised by the political right - or by fundamentalism. When a compassionate concern for the world is not nurtured by spiritual insight it often leads to despair or to burn-out. And spirituality without compassion is an oxymoron. Rabbi Michael Lerner puts it this ...


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