Nan Gefen cofounded Tikkun in 1985 with Michael Lerner and was its publisher until 1991. At that time the magazine was a journal of politics, culture and society, but it has broadened its scope.
The magazine now is dedicated to healing and transforming the world. It seeks writing that gives insight on how to make that utopian vision a reality. It builds bridges between religious and secular progressives by delivering a forceful critique of all forms of exploitation, oppression, and domination while nurturing an interfaith vision of a caring society — one whose institutions are reconstructed on the basis of love, generosity, nonviolence, social justice, caring for nature, and awe and wonder at the grandeur of the universe.