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Active Hope (new edition) Book Launch

Jul 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

New Edition of Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience and Creative Power

Join us on Saturday, July 23, 2022 (9 – 11am PDT  / 4 – 6pm UTC)
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Since Active Hope was first published a decade ago, the Great Unraveling has progressed at an alarming rate. To better address this disturbing new context, Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone have taken a fresh new view of Active Hope, with the tenth anniversary edition published in June (US) and July (much of the rest of the world) this year.

On Saturday, July 23, Joanna and Chris will share why they’re excited by this new edition, describing some of the key shifts in thinking and practice it brings. These include:

In 2005, Chris recorded Joanna telling the story of the Prophecy. The story is as powerful now as it was then. We invite you to watch the video prior to the webinar. You may find that this prophecy speaks directly to you.

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If you are having trouble accessing the registration form and you are in China please contact Helen Sui to register for this event.

This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be available about 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.

Contact [email protected] with any questions about this event.

The revised tenth anniversary edition is now available for purchase. Please check your local bookstore, or purchase at the following locations: New World Library, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Indiebound (supports local bookshops), Barnes and Noble, Book Depository (based in UK and free delivery worldwide).

In the meantime, to get a feel for what the new edition offers, you can read or download a pdf of the introduction and first two chapters from this link. You can also read or download a pdf list of fifteen ways the new edition is different from this link.

Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. The many dimensions of this work are explored in her books and DVD.

Many people around the world have participated in Joanna’s workshops and trainings. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted yet more widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

Joanna travels widely, giving lectures, workshops, and trainings in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She lives in Berkeley,California, near her children and grandchildren.

Her website is found at: www.JoannaMacy.net.

Chris Johnstone is a codirector of ActiveHope Training, a non-profit organization offering online courses that help people grow their capacity to make a difference in the world. After training in medicine and a range of psychological therapies, Chris worked for nearly twenty years as an addictions specialist in the UK National Health Service. Over the last thirty years, he has pioneered the role of resilience training in mental health promotion, in coaching practice, and in relation to addressing concerns about the world. As well as co-writing Active Hope, Chris is author of Find Your Power (2010) and Seven Ways to Build Resilience (2019).

He’s been a trainer in the Work That Reconnects for more than three decades, working closely with Joanna on many occasions and running facilitator trainings in the United Kingdom.  Moving to the north of Scotland in 2011, he began developing his training work online. His video-based online courses now reach many thousands of people, with participants in more than sixty countries.

Chris lives with his wife Kirsty in a small Scottish village. He loves growing fruit and has a passion for playing music, particularly with melodic percussion and hammered dulcimer. Websites he’s involved with include chrisjohnstone.infoCollegeofWellbeing.com, ActiveHope.info and ActiveHope.training.


Jul 23
9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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