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Active Hope Renewed: Answering Earth’s call for transformative healing and loving action

Feb 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Feb 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm CST


This in-person retreat is now being offered online due to Covid-19. This highly interactive online workshop is designed with lots of breaks, offline exercises and a lunch break. People from previous workshops report that the time seemed to fly by! 

“Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued by some savior. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time and we are here to play our part. Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths in ourselves and in others; a readiness to discover the reasons for hope and the occasions for love.” ~ Joanna Macy

In this workshop, we will move through the spiral of The Work That Reconnects with the understanding that we are all in this together, and we are all in this differently! Through our exploration, we will cultivate and strengthen our resilience to engage with the Covid-19, climate crisis, racial and environmental injustice, upcoming elections, and overall anxiety in our lives.

We will spend time online in community and offline in self-reflection (with time outside if you’re able) to receive inspiration and healing for our weary, overwhelmed hearts and souls. In supportive and trustworthy space, we will honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope and find clarity around how we can play a part in the healing of our communities and our beautiful planet.

This retreat includes experiential practices, inspirational readings, singing and simple rituals. It’s engaging, invigorating and gives you tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times.

Investment:  $150  Scholarships are available. To apply, contact Laura Weber at Prairiewoods: [email protected]

Workshop runs: Friday 6:30PM – 9:00PM AND Saturday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM. You must attend both days. 

The workshop is being sponsored by Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, IA.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 319-395-6700 or The Prairiewoods website.


Feb 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm CST
Feb 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm CST
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[email protected] or 847-331-1050


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