Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of Tikkun magazine, will deliver a public lecture titled “Spiritual Politics and Social Healing: In an Age of Culture Wars and Terror” at 5 p.m. March 25 (Thursday) in Room 101 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. He also will present the lecture the same evening at 7:30 at the Community Center of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend.p. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, Rabbi Lerner earned doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wright Institute. His books include “Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation,” “Healing Israel/Palestine: A Path to Peace and Reconciliation,” “The Politics of Meaning: Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of Cynicism,” and “Jews and Blacks: A Dialogue on Race, Religion and Culture in America,” which he coauthored with renowned African-American author and scholar Cornel West.
Founded in 1986, Tikkun magazine provides a forum for affiliated and non-affiliated Jews who seek to renew their faith, and a space for Jews and non-Jews to shape politics out of spiritual values.
Rabbi Lerner’s visit is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, Abrams Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Department of Theology, and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley.