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Active Hope Practice Group

Nov 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join us for monthly practice group (usually the 1st Sunday of every month) exploring the principles of Active Hope through discussion, experiential activities, and group support.

The challenges we face in today’s world can be difficult even to think about—climate change, gun violence, mass extinction, social and political division and upheaval. Yet, turning away from the realities we face only maintains the status quo. Active Hope, based on the book by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, shows us how to STRENGTHEN our mutual capacity to face our social and ecological crises so we can RESPOND with resilience and creative power and ACT on behalf of our world and future generations.

Fall Dates: September 8th, November 3rd, December 8th, 2019. (Please note that the September and December workshops will not be on the 1st Sunday of the month due to holiday weekends, and there will be no workshop in October due to the WTR bioregional gathering.)

Cost: Donations will be accepted to support Our Children’s Trust (supporting 21 plaintiffs between the ages of 11 and 22, who have filed a lawsuit against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.) For more info, go to: https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/)

To register: call 503-708-9751 or email [email protected] (please RSVP by the Friday before each group.)

Facilitator: Pam Wood facilitates workshops and retreats for faith communities, activists, and concerned citizens to deepen our connection with the Earth, foster a journey of Active Hope, and support each of our unique role in the Great Turning. Her workshops draw in large part from Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects,” using experiential and interactive processes, reflection, ritual, art and music. She is an art therapist, school counselor, and the co-author of “Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of Earth” (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2008).


Nov 3, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm