Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the scale of problems in our world? Do you wish you could make more of a difference? This online course, based on the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, explores how we can grow our ability and enthusiasm to act for positive change. Led by Chris Johnstone and Barbara Ford, the course involves three elements
- A series of seven webinars, each an hour long and fortnightly on Sundays from Sept 30th at 6pm UK time, 10am US PT, 1pm US ET, 7pm Europe CET (for other timezones, please see http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com
- An online resource hosting additional video, audio and other resources (including conversations with Joanna Macy) plus an interactive discussion forum for building community and exploring themes.
- Participants are invited to read Active Hope (not included in course materials) before and/or during the course, each webinar being linked to key sections of the book.
The course is introduced by a free webinar on Active Hope Training on 16th September.
The course is offered on a gift economy basis, where we invite you to donate to support our costs and time in producing the course. We have previously charged on a sliding scale between $100 and $200 for this course, though we don’t want the cost to be an obstacle to anyone wanting to sign up. So we invite you to make a donation based on considering what you can afford, what you think is fair for this type of course and what feels right for you. If you’d like to book, please use the PayPal button below for donations , or if you’d prefer you can support us another way (e.g. donating time, or by bank transfer) then please contact us.
You might also be interested in The Active Hope Show – short videos on You-Tube drawing on the approach in the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
We also have set up an Active Hope Book Group Resource to support people to set up groups reading Active Hope together, as a way of supporting constructive responses to concerns about the world. You can find out more about this, and sign up, here.