Isaac Luria is a leader in the multifaith movement for justice and a pioneer in prophetic communications for social change. As the brains behind Auburn Seminary's Groundswell digital platform, he helped grow the online faith-based social action network to a community of 115,000 people committed to faith-based social change. Isaac is also a trusted strategist and trainer in modern organizing with digital tools, faith-rooted story-telling for social change, and prophetic communications. Previous to his current role as Vice President of Auburn Action at Auburn Seminary, Isaac was the Vice President of New Media and Communications at J Street where worked passionately to build the political constituency in the United States to advocate for a secure Israel at peace with its neighbors. He is also currently a New Media Fellow at the New World Foundation.
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Why We’re Building an Ark
On Sunday, Noah's Ark will be rolling through the streets of New York City.
Powered by a bio-diesel truck and paid for by faith-rooted climate activists, it will drive on Manhattan’s West Side alongside hundreds of thousands of climate activists calling for climate justice.
The ark appeared in a collective dream with other faith-rooted activists and organizers about how our wisdom traditions could speak to this urgent moment with radical creativity and dramatic flair.
The same old calls for action aren’t getting through. We don’t have much time to act, yet our world leaders lurch from crisis to crisis while the frog slowly boils in the pot. We are living through one of the greatest extinction in our planet’s history. And even if we did survive the Earth’s death by some technological miracle, what kind of life would that be?
We must help people see that climate disruption is real and that there are solutions. We need to help the media and our political leaders see this movement as truly multiracial, multigenerational, multifaith, and of many economic backgrounds.
Who Speaks for American Jews?
World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder seems to think he's found the answer. It's him.