Based on the work of the environmental author, activist, Buddhist scholar, and systems theorist Joanna Macy, The Work that Reconnects is a transformational group process that has been offered thousands of times around the world. This workshop builds motivation, connection, solidarity, and vision – renewing our courage to act for the healing of our world.
NB: All scheduled events are Eastern Time (US & Canada).
In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is often tension between our desire to take urgent action and our many feelings as we see and fear what is happening in our world. We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. This workshop offers us skills and practices that help us to reconnect with ourselves and with others. In these practices, we acknowledge the reality of these times, discover our allies, and uncover the strength and renewed vision to bring forth the world we desire.
This experiential workshop is designed to transform our despair and overwhelm into inspired collaborative action.
Lynne 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 as she works with others to create a more thriving and just world for future generations utilizing the work of Joanna Macy and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the interim director of organizing for POWER Interfaith, a faith-based community organizing network in Pennsylvania. He was the founder and director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and, prior to that, was the Executive Vice-President of Jewish Funds for Justice. He was trained by Joanna Macy in “The Work That Reconnects.” He leads workshops and retreats on the intersection of sustainability, social justice, and spirituality. He responded to clergy calls from Ferguson, Standing Rock, and Charlottesville.
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.