While honoring its origins in the teachings of Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects is an evolving body of work. Evolving Edge features new theory, practices and other developments in the Work That Reconnects.
You can find updates to existing practices and stories as well as new practices on this website.
One current focus is on revisioning the Work with the aims of decolonization, integrating a deeper anti-oppression framing and analysis, embracing marginalized perspectives and considerations, and generally making the Work safer and more relevant for non-dominant groups. In Sarah Thompson’s article for the August 2017 special issue of Deep Times journal, she introduces the language of “Intersectionalization” of the Work That Reconnects.
If you are newer to this conversation and topic, please read through this glossary of language for navigating systems of oppression. Having shared understanding around language is helpful for being able to have conversations together.
We invite the global community to share about their experiences with evolving the Work That Reconnects with respect to undoing oppression and intersectionalization.