The seminar is thematically related to “from pain to hope” (February 23-25, 2024), but can also be attended on its own. It lets you experience “the work that reconnects” firsthand. The seminar takes you through the four steps of the deep ecological spiral: anchor yourself in gratitude, open yourself to the pain of the earth, adopt new perspectives and take action. To do this, we do inspiring exercises by the eco-activist and systems theorist Joanna Macy. “The work that reconnects” takes one’s own despair in the face of the multiple crises of the present seriously, but does not stop there, but rather leads to a new understanding of hope beyond putting oneself off or repressing oneself.
Getting to know the method and its content enables you to become more capable of acting in real life and to work for more ecology and sustainability in your own environment. “The work that reconnects” was originally inspired by Buddhism. Over many years, the course leaders have built bridges to Christian, especially Franciscan, spirituality, which also takes inspiration from the encyclical “Laudato Si”.