Being Agents of Active Hope


Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone this half day workshop offers us the opportunity to explore what it means to be an ‘agent of active hope’ in these challenging & pivotal times of climate breakdown.

Through input, exploring our human creativity and through discussion, we will:

  • reflect on the idea of being ‘agents of active hope’ in service to a guiding vision of the future we wish to create
  • explore what being an ‘agent of active hope’ might look like in our own specific life contexts
  • discover what can help to inspire and sustain us as we seek to make a positive contribution to the ‘Great Work’ of our time – transitioning into a sustainable future for all life on Earth

Aiming to cultivate a hope-filled future for the whole community of life on Earth, this workshop will be helpful to both individuals and to those working to generate vision and inspire others.

‘Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act.’

Led by Julia Ling-MacDonald: Julia is Director of St Bede’s with a particular interest in spirituality, cosmology, creativity and ecology.


Dates and Bookings

Online on Saturday 10 Jun 2023 from 10am to 1pm. £15.