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Police at 2008 Democratic National Convention

Recalled: 2008 Democratic National Convention

With the 2016 Democratic National Convention approaching faster than we may expect,  this piece of narrative from the 2008 DNC is worth recalling.

The Network of Spiritual?Progressives (NSP) asks me to coordinate a conference in?Denver at the 2008 Democratic National?Convention (DNC), which will nominate a candidate for president. Our event overlaps the opening day of the DNC at a Denver sports arena. We hope to nudge Democrats toward more enlightened social values.

The request comes from NSP cofounder Rabbi Michael Lerner. Months earlier, I’d helped him organize an interfaith evening at a Denver mosque. Before an overflow audience, Rabbi?Lerner joined local Muslim, Christian and Jewish clergy to explore options for Middle East peace.

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