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Active Hope: A Workshop on Sustainable Activism

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Quaker Friends Meeting

4413 5th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35222

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We live in an extraordinary moment on Earth. As we witness unprecedented destruction of environmental, social, and political systems, we can feel overwhelmed by anger, fear and other difficult emotions. How can we remain resilient, creative, and empowered to act for the healing of our world?

Based on the work of Joanna Macy, this participatory workshop on Active Hope addresses the environmental and social problems that we are facing. It is based on over four decades of community work with thousands of people around the world. It is designed to help you transform fear and despair into inspiration and a sense of empowerment. We will explore gratitude, anger, grief, and hope and move into a deeper understanding of how to create our best collective future. We will end the workshop with exercises to help us support one another as we go forth and work towards a more sustainable, just, and peaceful world where all beings can thrive.

As an added bonus, attending this workshop makes you eligible to fill out a brief application to be considered for seed money for environmental/community projects. Mini-grants are provided by The Four Directions Fund at Georgia Interfaith Power and Light.

This workshop is lead by Beth Remmes. Beth is a Facilitator for The Work that Reconnects, is on the Education Committee for Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and is a member of Unity Worldwide Ministry‘s Earth Care Team. Her website is https://earthspiritaction.com/

Cost: Love offering

Participant quotes:

“Beth is an amazingly talented facilitator. Her approach incorporates heart, head, and hands. She creates a safe space for participants to experience and voice their emotions, incorporates plenty of resources for increasing knowledge, and helps participants feel empowered to follow their calling in the world.”

“This workshop provides a safe place to process difficult feelings and emotions. A perfect vehicle for change and growth.”

“You come away feeling renewed and encouraged.”


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