From its inception in 1986, Tikkun has worked to articulate a “big idea”—a vision grounded in religious traditions and spiritual sensibilities; one that evokes a transformed world based in joy, generosity, and compassion; one that gives meaning to our lives and a common purpose to our work. Such a vision has been the missing ingredient in the movements of the political Left, which have largely seen themselves as secular in their foundation and tactical in their approach.

A broader, long- term vision with the power to galvanize diverse movements must be both universal and particular. It must embrace a sweeping hope for a world based in love and, at the same time, it must say something specific about what such a world will look like and what it will take to get there.

In my book, No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments, I offer the ancient...

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