Active Hope

As more and more people wake up to the enormity of the challenge posed by the climate crisis, how can we best support each other and face up to the mess we are in without being overwhelmed?

Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to global issues in this time of unfolding crisis. Based on Joana Macey’s ‘Work that Reconnects’, it is an approach that provides tools that can help us face up to our feelings of despair and hopelessness, as well as supporting us to find and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, towards a society and way of being that supports the flourishing of everyone, and all life.

As well as being a book, Active Hope is now available as a free, video-based, engaging, practical and highly recommended online course designed to nourish our capacity to make a difference in the world.

I am proposing to set up a support group for people to work through the materials together -following the course individually but meeting up fortnightly to reflect together on the experience, discuss and explore more and to do some of the practices together. Done this way, the whole course will last 14 weeks with a commitment of around two hours per week. This is quite a commitment but doing the course with other people gives us a reason to meet regularly to hold our world situation in our attention, and means that we can support each other to work through and stay with the whole programme. I am tentatively proposing to start the group on Tuesday 25th January, 7-9pm. If you are interested to take part or would like to find out more, please complete this short form and I will be in touch very shortly.

Philip Revell

“Books about social and ecological change too often leave out a vital component: how do we change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to this great shift? Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, interconnection and, ultimately, transformation.”

– Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine