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The Work that Reconnects

May 12-14, 2023

An on-campus workshop with Lynne Iser and Mordechai Liebling exploring the work of Joanna Macy.
(Friday 4:30pm through Sunday noon.)

$495/private room; $450/shared room; $375/commuter.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

In this critical moment, many of us feel the need to respond to the many concerns that keep us awake at night – yet feel discouraged or overwhelmed. This workshop, based on the teachings of Joanna Macy, will help us rekindle our power to go forth and create the changes our world needs as we rebuild our connections with all life.

The Works That Reconnects

The Work That Reconnects, inspired by environmental author, activist, Buddhist scholar, and systems theorist Joanna Macy, develops the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual skills for us to transform our despair and overwhelm into inspired collaborative action. It is a process that has been offered thousands of times building motivation, connection, solidarity, and vision – renewing our courage to act for the healing of our world.

As we experience despair, anger, fear, or burnout, it sometimes feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. This weekend will offer us skills to reconnect with ourselves and with others. As we acknowledge the reality of these times, discover our allies, and uncover the strength and renewed vision to bring forth the world we desire, we will learn ways to transform our despair and overwhelm into inspired collaborative action.

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Lynne IserLynne Iser, MPH, is a local activist and organizer, and serves as President of Elders Action Network. She teaches deep ecology, conscious aging, and community building in her workshops and at retreat centers with the intention of creating a more thriving and just world for future generations. Her teaching is based on the work of Joanna Macy and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the Senior Advisor for POWER Interfaith, the largest faith-based community organizing network in Pennsylvania. He was the founder and director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice-President of Jewish Funds for Justice. He was trained by Joanna Macy in The Work That Reconnects and leads workshops and retreats on the intersection of sustainability, social justice, and spirituality, as well as on antisemitism and racism.

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.

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