Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture. First emerging in 1978, this pioneering, open-source body of work has its roots in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy. Read More
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 p.m.
Door opens at 7:30
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St, NYC
Featuring Anne Waldman & Fast Speaking Music, the premiere of an excerpt of Peace Symphony by Paul D. Millier aka DJ Spooky. Masaaki Tanokura concertmaster, Osaka Symphony, playing a restored violin that was found in the rubble of Hiroshima. The Himawari Choir, entirely composed of survivors from Nagasaki, singing an anthem for nuclear disarmament with students from LaGuardia Arts High School written by Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Jean Rohe. Also commissioned for this event: animations on the arch of the nuclear age by Amber Cooper-Davies. Wisdom will be shared by eco philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy and Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima survivor and 2015 Nobel Prize nominee. Sam Sadigursky, multireedist and composer, will offer a contemporary rendition of the Japanese folk song Furu Sato, 100 years old this year. Remarks from Nagasaki Mayor Tomohisa Taue. Pikadon Project will screen images on the Central Park wall of Ethical Culture. WITH LOVE will be hosted by Clifton Truman Daniel, the eldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman. This is an unrepeatable event! Please come and represent for nuclear disarmament and a livable world for future generations during this, the 70th anniversary year of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
The original Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us.
Preface by Molly Young Brown available here.
Read the first chapter here.
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What Does the Great Turning Mean to You?
“This time we are in is to me an opportunity. I believe we are faced with an incredible challenge to take part in the Great Turning or the Great Unraveling. There is no guarantee either way but as Joanna Macy once said, it is in uncertainty that we are our truest selves. I think that we have to take action in every way we can to shift our consciousness and sense of community. It is critical that we take charge right now, and open our eyes to the true need of the Earth and the state we have put it in. I think that it is schools like Manzanita and communities like the one we have, that will thread the importance of earth connection and social connection back into our society, which I believe will eventually result in the Great Turning.”
Welcome from Joanna Macy
As the root teacher, still vigorous in my eighties and exhilarated with this life path, I am delighted to welcome you to the Work That Reconnects website. I have long desired a place for the … Read More
Support Young Activists!
Dear friend in the Work That Reconnects, With 2013 underway I am determined to make the Work That Reconnects more available to young activists. And I am writing you, who have … Read More