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Interfaith environmental initiative to host virtual workshop

By TAWF - | Feb 26, 2021


TOGETHER — A Way Forward will sponsor a Zoom workshop, “Active Hope in Difficult Times: Moving from Despair to Empowerment,” on March 10-12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Led by Amy R. Tighe and Anne Goodwin, the workshop is intended to assist in the spiritual challenges of the pandemic times. Its aim is to help participants remain resilient, creative and empowered to act for healing. The workshop will explore ways to envision and create a life sustaining society. It is drawn from the Work That Reconnects, based on activist and teacher Joanna Macy’s work.

Participants will gain tools that will ignite their Active Hope, increase their inner resources and help them experience their unique place in our shared planetary home. The journey will comprise a spiral in four parts: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with Fresh Eyes, and Going Forth. The practices include shared rituals, guided meditation, small groups, songs and poetry.

Tighe and Goodwin have co-facilitated the Work That Reconnects for faith communities, groups and students at the Boston University School of Theology and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The cost is $45, with a special student fee of $15. Scholarships are also available.


To register, visit https://activehopetogether.bpt.me/.

For more information about the workshop, contact Tighe at artighe@bu.edu.

For scholarship details, contact Peter Blaze Corcoran at peterblazecorcoran@gmail.com.

TOGETHER is an interfaith environmental initiative on the islands.