Active Hope - Two Webinars and One Event
Posted by Claudia Tormey on July 17, 2019 at 02:45 PM
Active Hope is something we do. And we're doing it together.
This month, we've been reading 'Active Hope' by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone and last week we hosted an online discussion with Chris Johnstone to introduce Active Hope, you can watch the recording here at this link.
In this webinar, Chris shares what inspired him to write the book and how it was born from a series of conversations with Joanna Macy. Chris was curious to find out what can we do to help us adequately respond to the climate crisis while sustaining our actions.
Chris takes us on a mini version of the journey that readers are taken on through the book, where viewers and participants are invited to respond to a series of questions in relation to how we are responding to the crisis and what nourishes and motivates us to keep going.
Many people are feeling despair because of climate change and the collapse of nature we are seeing around us. When people loose hope, it can be a block to action. Active Hope is something we do rather than something we have and it helps us to find our power to move forward in our personal journey but it also brings us together in being part of the wider movement for change.
As part of our book club series, we are gifting all new monthly donors with a book. So if you don't already have a copy of Active Hope, simply donate here at this link and we'll send it to you in the post. If you are already a monthly donor, you can increase your monthly donation by €2 to receive a book.
Chris will be joining us again for a second webinar, but this time he will be talking about how to set up an Active Hope reading group and why this is an important part of experiencing and benefiting from the body of work. Our next webinar will take place on Wednesday July 31st from 7.30 to 8.30pm - you can register here at this link.
The Friends of the Earth book club is a way for us to connect with you, and for you to connect with eachother. If you are keen to bring Active Hope or any of our chosen books to your own book clubs, please do join this next webinar for tips on how to handle conversations that can sometimes seem difficult. Conversations and sharing stories can inspire, empower and bring people together.
Our physical book club event for Active Hope is taking place in Belfast!
We are teaming up with the Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland team to host an evening with Anne Symens-Bucher, who has worked closely with Joanna Macy in delivering this work. We will also be joined by local activitst to deepen the discussion on resilience and well being within the climate movement. This event takes place at Lunasa Cafe on Wednesday July 24th at 7pm. The event is free, but please register here at this link.