life of the spirit

Life of the Spirit


Norman Lear has long regarded the life of the spirit as one of the great human imperatives of our time.  In a series of speeches and articles over the years, he has urged a frank exploration of spiritual questions as a way to discover what human beings, despite their many differences, may truly hold in common.  As he once put it, “If we think of our many and varied religions as uniquely different trees along a thousand-mile river – and appreciate that they are all nurtured by the same stream – can we not agree to discuss that stream openly, freely, and anywhere and everywhere – as a common river of values?  It nurtures all of our spiritual traditions while uniting us as a species.”