The Network of Spiritual Progressives comes out of the deliberations and rethinking of pollitical liberals on the need for a role of spirituality in politics following their defeat by George Bush in 2004 and the strengthening of the Christian Right.
More specifically, the network was founded at a Berkeley, Calif., Conference on Spiritual Activism last summer. The network now has chapters in two dozen cities and groups of youth, professionals and members of the Democratic and Green parties forming caucuses. The network is also developing a campaign to identify and label products that are viewed as healthy for people and the planet, “produced in ethical ways.”
Another cause is forming a group to counter “Consumption Frenzy” around the holidays.
(Source: Yes!, December;http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/)