October 29, 2017 –
An Invitation from Sarah Pirtle and the Work that Reconnects:
Mending the Web of Life
A workshop addressing the planetary wounds -- including racism, all oppressions, increase in cancer, environmental degradation --where we find our own path toward action.
When and where: Sunday October 29 from 1pm to 5 pm
Location: Temple Israel, Greenfield
Workshop leaders: Sarah Pirtle and Emily Koester are facilitators of the Work That Reconnects, which was created by Joanna Macy, and originally called “Despair and Empowerment.”
When we speak our pain for the world to people who can really hear us, a door opens that helps us choose our next steps in service to life on earth. In community we renew our power to take part in mending the web of life.
Registration is recommended online by calling 773-5884 but not required.
What do you want to do in service to life on earth? How are you called -- and what stops you? When we speak what is true for us in a caring community, our deep listening makes it possible to choose and go forward.
This workshop is helpful for people taking part in many kinds of community building and activist work. As Joanna Macy writes, "We consider anyone acting for a purpose larger than personal gain or advantage to be an activist."
The Work That Reconnects offers a paradigm shift that envisions what could be called a Great Turning. No one part of this effort is enough; we need holding actions for preservation, we need to build alternative sustainable structures, and we need to experience a shift in consciousness. There is a depth to this work. We have experienced that this approach to activism feels replenishing. It gives an opportunity to feel and to face the urgency and the import of this extraordinary moment on Earth. Teens are welcome to register if they are interested.
The workshop leaders are donating their time; contributions are invited as possible to meet the costs of providing this experience. A sliding scale of $10 - $40 is suggested.
Snacks and tea will be provided.