A conversation with Rabbi Michael Lerner on spirituality and environmentalism

As long as the environmental movement neglects the spiritual realm, says longtime activist Rabbi Michael Lerner, it’s going to keep losing. It’s got to go deeper, to offer a more meaningful vision for why people should reorient their lives in ways that are gentler on the earth. As he argues in his new book The Left Hand of God, the progressive community has surrendered the spiritual sphere to the right. In a conversation with David Roberts, Lerner explains how it can be taken back.