Active Hope: How to Face the Mess we are in without Going Crazy
How do we stay positive and upbeat in these challenging times?
We know when we open our eyes and look around at what is happening in the world, what we are doing to the earth, and each other, there is great cause for concern. As we face the reality of what the future might look like, for future generations, our children, grand children and even ourselves, its really easy to switch off, bury our heads in the sand and find distractions so we don’t think about it, or do anything to change it. We can feel disillusioned, disempowered and disenchanted, and as a result just crack on with ’business as usual’.
During this evening together we will tackle this head on, using a process known as Active Hope, designed by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
What is Active Hope? Chris and Joanna explain “whatever situation we face, we can choose our response. When facing overwhelming challenges, we might feel that our actions don’t count for much. Yet the kind of responses we make, and the degree to which we believe they count, are shaped by the way we think and feel about hope…. 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”.
Together we will find new inspirational ways to look at things differently, find strength in the uncertainty of our future and lave armed with ideas on how we can best work to create a different way of living on Earth.
This evening is brought to you in partnership with GreenSpirit Greater Manchester
Here are the details
Date: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Time: 18:30 for a bring-and-share supper for a 19:00 start, finishing at 21:00
Location: The Tapestry, At Agnes Church, 551 Gorton Road, North Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6NX
Price: £5 suggested donation to cover costs