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
Film: Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
We wanted to let you know that Joanna Macy and the Great Turning will be seen on many PBS stations across the U.S. at the end of February. The film will be aired by the series Natural Heroes beginning on February 23. You can check your local listings to see if and when your local PBS station is carrying the series.
If it’s showing in your area, please let your friends know via Facebook or other means, and considering organizing a viewing party. If it’s not yet scheduled in your area, you might want to ask your station to carry the series.
Thanks, and I hope you have a great year.
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.
Now Available at www.newsociety.com
Joanna Macy and Molly Brown have created a study guide to accompany the new edition of Coming Back to Life to help deepen your understanding of the Work That Reconnects and its underlying worldview and paradigms. Questions are designed for reflection , journaling, and study group explorations. We invite you to create small groups in your own community using Coming Back to Life to widen the circle of the Work That Reconnects.
Download Study Guide now. (94k pdf)
This Framework was developed in response to the question “what does someone need to know or be able to do in order to facilitate the Work That Reconnects well?” These are aspirational statements about the understandings, skills, and capacities we need to develop over time.
Download & print here: WTR Facilitator Competency Framework (PDF)
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