Engaging Active Hope – Workshop Series
November 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Engaging Active Hope Workshop Series

Dates: Sundays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $20/session
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The Engaging Active Hope workshop series explores practical ways to address climate change. The series draws on the work of the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and is about finding and offering our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. At the heart of this workshop series is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear about what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding and offering our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness.

The critical passage or hinge of the workshop happens when, instead of privatizing, repressing and pathologizing our pain for the world (be it fear, grief, outrage or despair), we honor it. We learn to re-frame it as suffering-with or compassion. This brings us back to life.

All sessions will use the book Active Hope: How to Face  the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone


October 20, 2019
Session 1
What is the story of our time? And what do we want it to be?
Three Stories of Our Time
Trusting the Spiral

November 3, 2019
Session 2
Every spiritual tradition begins in gratitude – what can we learn from starting with thanksgiving?
Coming From Gratitude

November 10, 2019
Session 3
The more we love, the harder it is to lose what is precious. Honoring our pain and grief is an essential part of our work.
Honoring Our Pain for the World

November 17,  2019
Session 4
Seeing with new eyes. Doing this work together allows us to experience a wider sense of self, a richer experience of community, and a larger view of time.
A Wider Sense of Self
A Different Kind of Power
A Richer Experience of Community
A Larger View of Time

November 24, 2019
Session 5
On going forth: Our work is in the world around us! Supporting one another, daring to believe what is possible, and maintain energy and enthusiasm over the long haul launches our work in the world.

Catching an Inspiring Vision
Daring to Believe it is Possible
Building Support Around You
Maintaining Energy and Enthusiasm
Strengthened by Uncertainty


Alison Cornish