Dear Work That Reconnects Network Family and Friends, This past week our team of weavers, staff and volunteers gathered in Council. With the intention to connect within deep presencing and listening, we are creating spaces to get to know each other beyond the tasks and roles we each attend to in support of the Network. […]
Dear WTR Network Family and Friends, The new edition of Active Hope begins by acknowledging how increasingly urgent the call to action has become in the ten years since the book was first published. Co-authors Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone remind us that the realities we are facing can seem insurmountable. In times like these we are […]
Dear WTR Network Family and Friends, This month and next, as we begin receiving our new copies of the recently revised tenth anniversary edition of Active Hope, we’re sharing opportunities to explore the work from new perspectives, including a Book Launch with co-authors Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone on July 23. The revised Active Hope has a new subtitle: […]
The theme for our current issue of Deep Times, Unraveling Patriarchy and Shifting the Paradigm, is now available.
The response has been heart-warming. We are grateful for all the submissions, both the ones we used and the ones we had to turn away or set aside for a future issue. We’ve put together a rich array of articles, essays, poems and artwork that address the challenge of unraveling patriarchy and shifting the dominant paradigm to one of reverence and respect for all life, based on our radical interconnectedness with our fellow humans of all cultures, ancestry, and identities and with all beings of Earth.
In 2013 Old Dog Documentaries had the honor of interviewing Joanna Macy for their film The Wisdom to Survive – Climate Change, Capitalism & Community. Now eight years later we want to share parts of that interview that have not been seen before. We feel Joanna’s wisdom and Rilke’s poetry have the power to help […]
Dear WTR Network family and friends, We’ve been feeling a strengthening and deepening of the Work recently. So many of us, from all around the world, have joined in virtual space – but “real” time – meeting new people in Spiral workshops and trainings, and learning from each other in webinars. It’s been a fruitful […]
“Being fully present to fear, to gratitude, to all that is—this is the practice of mutual belonging. As living members of the living body of Earth, we are grounded in that kind of belonging. Even when faced with cataclysmic changes, nothing can ever separate us from Earth. We are already home.”— Joanna Macy
There are not many bodies of work with such a creative yet simple format to move people through their most difficult emotions and free up their energies to be more active in creating a better world. I am grateful for Joanna’s genius and dedication to this work, and for all the people working to evolve the practices to meet these times.
Kathleen Rude, MS, is located in Glenview, IL, (near Chicago) on the land of the Potawatomi, Miami and Sioux. She has been involved with the WTR since 2007, when she first began her studies with Joanna. She has been facilitating since 2008 throughout the Midwest and the Rocky Mountain Region, and more recently online. How […]
Report by Ormando MN and Polliana Zocche The year of 2019 was a nightmare for ecologists and human rights defenders in Brazil. The criminal fires in the Amazon rainforest to open fields for soja or cattle, the increase of police brutality, the invasion of indigenous land, the abundance of fake news and the lack of […]