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(spiritually, physically, intellectually, and emotionally). There is universal health care coverage for this comprehensive care. • Because you receive a living wage or basic income you know that your basic needs will be met and you have time to spend with family and friends. Your food is grown in healthy soil without pesticides or chemicals that are dangerous to your health and the health of the planet. • You can attend college or a trade school debt-free. • Every person, regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, creed, or religion is treated with dignity and respect and is deeply valued simply for being alive. You are valued simply for who you are rather than what you can do for someone else or how much money you make or can generate or save for some company. All jobs are valued because without street cleaners, janitors, doctors, teachers, nurses, cab drivers, bus drivers, farmers, repairmen/women, etc. the world would not work. Any work that does not serve a meaningful purpose, but is rather there to make others feel impor- tant or the like, is eliminated. • We collectively decide what and how to produce based on whether and how the production and products serve the well- being of the people, animals, and the planet, rather than on how much profit they generate. • Our inner turmoil, loneliness, and isola- tion is significantly diminished, if not completely eliminated because we are con- necting with others in community in ways that are joyful and nourishing. Instead of being pulled to buy the next gadget, you slow down so you can appreciate and enjoy the beauty of the universe, spend more time playing, laughing, singing, dancing, and just being with the people you most 24 W W W .T I K K U N . O R G love. Your spirit and soul are nourished. Because you feel so supported and held by your community, you feel a deep desire to contribute back to your community and the world. If you are interested in building this movement and this world, please email me at cat@spiri- tualprogressives.org to learn how to join our movement. We are spinning on this miracu- lous, glorious, amazing planet together—we might as well join together and enjoy the ride! The struggle against patriarchy presented here is obviously not just a struggle for women; an allied account is presented in Rabbi Lerner’s new book Revolutionary Love which will be published in October 2019 by the University of California Press. CAT ZAVIS is the executive director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and co-editor with Rabbi Michael Lerner of Tikkun magazine. ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE SEEING? You can subscribe here: tikkun.org/newsite/magazine and/or donate here: tikkun.org/donate WINTER 2019