The Charter for Compassion Global Read Program is proud to bring Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone’s profound work, in the Revised edition of Active Hope to our participants.
The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, war, political polarization, economic upheaval, and the dying back of nature together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions.
This revised, tenth anniversary edition of Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face these crises so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power.
Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, (WTR) the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
About the host: Ellen Hoffenberg Serfaty
I am a retired American-Israeli, who grew up in a diverse Bronx community and then rural area of New York, and later joined a large North African-Moroccan “tribe” through marriage, and raised my daughter, in Jerusalem, Israel, I am living in the northern Mediterranean area of Israel. I spent 45 years as a public service lawyer, leading human service organizations, and teaching teachers and people of all ages with special needs students. I’m a meditation practitioner for many decades, and part of several international sanghas.
Since retirement, all my “work” is volunteer, including the Charter for Compassion Education Institute, leading book groups and courses as a facilitator, to learn about The Work That Reconnects, and working with the Network’s Anti-Oppression and De-escalating Harmful Patterns of White Supremacy groups.
Many of my efforts are focused on coordinating volunteers to protect sea turtles our marine reserves, and other local environmental efforts. I am a meditation practitioner for several decades, and lead several groups. My main role now is a Nana:-)
The Charter for Compassion Education Institute, is offering the second year of our course: How to be an Activist for our World, and Maintain It!, based on the work of Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects. https://charterforcompassion.org/how-to-become-an-activist
It will open January 16, with five Zoom sessions, including this Global Read with Joanna Macy.