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For those who are concerned
about the environmental crisis,
some days can be overwhelming,
paralyzing.
Joanna Macy, an environmentalist,
writer and spiritual teacher,
has written a book
that helps us face
the environmental issues
and develop a way
to move forward,
doing all we can.
Active Hope. How to Face
the Mess We’re in
Without Going Crazy

describes how to proceed
with the desire for change.
Macy writes:

Passive hope is about waiting for external agencies to bring about what we desire. Active Hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for. Active Hope is a practice…it is something we do rather than have. It is a process we can apply to any situation.

Saturday, February 23,we’re offering an Active Hope Retreat.
We’ll spend the day together
exploring Macy’s teaching,
doing some of the practical exercises
to help us begin to practice
Active Hope
and develop a community of support
as we move forward
with,
well,
real hope
towards sustainability
for all.
To join us,
register here.