Leonard Higgins speaks in detail how “The Work That Reconnects” (initiated by Joanna Macy) was crucial in transitioning him out of climate despair and into real action — action that he describes as being surprisingly “blissful.”
We are happy to announce a one-year development program for those who wish to become facilitators or enhance their skills as facilitators in the Work That Reconnects. We will be offering the first Facilitator Development Program (FDP) in the Fall of 2017 as one of several pathways available for deepening theoretical understanding and facilitation skills in the Work That Reconnects. The online program will begin in September 2017.
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout
Photo Credit: Joanna Macy, deep ecologist, systems theorist, Buddhist scholar, author, speaker, teacher, communing with the Earth at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, January 2017. (Photo: Lois Canright)
We are living in a time of the convergence of multiple cataclysmic forces: runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), chronic wars and the most grotesque economic inequality ever witnessed on Earth. And all are worsening by the day.
Humans have changed the chemistry of the oceans and altered the very atmosphere of Earth. The planet’s largest ecosystems are in free-fall collapse as ACD proceeds apace. Racism, sexism, xenophobia and myriad other structural forms of hate are amplifying around the globe as a fascist authoritarian has ascended to the US presidency, the most powerful office in the world. This reality-television star, failed businessman, sexual predator, and hate-and-fear monger is clearly aiming for the fast track toward totalitarian rule.
Dear Friends in the Work that Reconnects,
If you’ve been with me in the Work That Reconnects, chances are that you danced the Elm Dance, and heard me tell how it connects our work to a band of valiant Russians protecting life in the poisoned shadow of Chernobyl. Perhaps you read their story in my memoir, Widening Circles, or my little book Pass It On, or chipped in to help them buy radiation monitors for their farmers and school teachers. [Read more…]