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Event:OFFERED VIA ZOOM! ACTIVE HOPE - THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF FACING CLIMATE CHANGE - AND PANDEMIC
Date:April 18th, 2020.
Time:9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Category/Categories:Spirituality of the Environment

Saturday, via ZOOM

Active Hope:  The spiritual journey of facing climate changeand pandemic.

The challenges of the environmental and social disruptions of climate change are hard enough.  Now we are in the midst of an unprecedented (in our time) pandemic.  How do we find our way through?  This workshop offers an emotional and spiritual path that enables us to transform fear and despair into a sense of empowerment and clear action.  Our feelings of pain and grief and fear are not meant to be borne alone.  There is no more important time than right now to come together to support and renew in community.  These challenges offer openings for profound spiritual and community growth which can help heal ourselves and the world.  We use the approach of Joanna Macyover 50 years in the makingcalled The Work That Reconnects, to  face the difficult feelings of the present moment and to build the spiritual strength to participate in the healing of the world.  Through the facilitators, Verne in his 70s and Daniel in his 30s, we are able takeand take advantage ofan intergenerational look at this time of profound change. This will be an interactive workshop, including small-group sharing, with opportunities to connect with the natural world in your own surroundings, whether that be through a yard, a porch, or simply an open window.

Free-will offering

Verne McArthur and Daniel Kieval

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How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.
- Psalm 104:24-25