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Active Hope -- Workshop, Saturday, April 18
How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Salem, OR
Take time out for a day of respite, healing, creativity, and fun.
Active Hope is an empowering, creative stance for meeting the many challenges we face: With our planet and economies in crisis, our political process in chaos, and our cultural story in transition, many of us may feel hopeless, cynical, or despairing. This workshop, based on the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, explores new ways in which we can face these issues, find inspiration, and embody our gifts for the healing of our world. Through the use of deep dialogue, group ritual, music, and our own wild imaginings, we will explore together the ground of gratitude, honor our pain for the world, and grow our deepened sense of interconnectedness and empowerment as we face, together, the peril and beauty of our changing world.
Location: 1st Congregational UCC, 700 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Donation based on a Gift Economy. Bring your own lunch, or add $10 for sandwich bar. More information and required registration at http://www.barbaraford.net/
Workshop Leader Barbara Ford is an activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist with over 30 years of experience working with individuals and groups to explore the convergence of spirit, creativity, and living an engaged life. – Joanna Macy
Our address: 700 Marion Street NE, Salem, OR 97301