Want to know more about 'Active Hope'?
Posted by Claudia Tormey on July 04, 2019 at 12:04 PM
Active Hope is one of the books featured in our new Book Club!
We have three opportunities coming up for you to learn about active hope and how it can help sustain our actions in the climate movement.
Just like our previous book club webinars, you can join from the comfort of your living room, kitchen table or back garden! You can tune in from your landline, mobile phone or your computer, simply register at this link to join.
With a background in medicine, psychology, group-work and coaching, Dr Chris Johnstone is a specialist trainer for resilience and well-being. Joanna Macy, who co-wrote the book with Chris, is best known for developing 'The Work That Reconnects' in the 1970's during the anti-nuclear movement.
Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the these crises, as well as find and play our role in the collective transition to a life-sustaining society.
At the heart of this book is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have.
“Books about social and ecological change too often leave out a vital component: how do we change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to this great shift? Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, interconnection and, ultimately, transformation.” - Naomi Klein
If you'd like to put forward a question to ask Chris, or raise something for discussion, please share your thoughts in the form at this link.
Together with Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland, we are hosting our next physical book club event in Belfast!
Anne Symens-Bucher will be joining us as our special guest to talk about the book 'Active Hope' and the wider subject of resilience and sustaining activism.
Anne currently serves as Joanna Macy’s executive assistant and has traveled extensively with Joanna facilitating workshops on 'Work That Reconnects'. Anne has been involved in work for justice, peace, nuclear disarmament, nonviolence, and ecological sustainability for more than 35 years.
Various local climate activists will also be joining the conversation to talk about their experiences and ways of dealing with burn-out, eco-anxiety and despair in relation to the climate crisis.
Register for your free ticket here at this link.
Don't have the book yet?
We are sending books to every new monthly donor of €4 or more, you can make a donation here at this link. If you are already giving monthly, you can increase your monthly donation by just €2 to claim your book. Simply email Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org to increase your donation.
The newly formed 'Active Hope Ireland Network' will be hosting workshops throughout Ireland over the coming months, follow them on Facebook for updates. The next one, co-hosted by LYCS, is taking place in Dublin on July 27th and 28th, find out more here at this link.
Hope you can join us!