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Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory & deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, & ecology, she interweaves her scholarship w/ 5 decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. group_santacruz_aug2009 Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitf
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ctive Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world....
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"When disturbing information provokes a positive response, crisis can become a turning point. Am I hopeful a big enough turning will occur to create a positive and sustainable future for our species? I think that's the wrong question; it is better to ask: "What do I hope for and how can I be active in moving that way?" If the odds don't look promising, it is time to apply insights and practices that draw out our best response. Then hope becomes active; it is something we do rather than have."
Summer Solstice 2012