In Rabbi Michae…

Project Peace

In Rabbi Michael Lerner’s article in the Tikkun magazine of winter 2014, in the article “What Terms for Middle East Peace Would Actually Work?” he gives 9 suggestions for creating 2 sovereign states. I was particularly struck by the fresh thought that a lasting peace will depend not only on these 9 suggestions in his proposal, but “also on a systemic transformation of consciousness that enables the majority of people on each side of this struggle to recognize the humanity of people on the other side, to energetically and persistently convey respect for those on the other side, and to communicate deep regret for past hurts imposed on them….It is this opening of the heart that is the indispensable condition for any agreement to last.”

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