Engaging Active Hope

What is active hope?  According to authors Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, “Active hope is not wishful thinking [or] waiting to be rescued by the Lone Ranger or by some savior … active hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act.”  In times of great uncertainty and flux, when it feels the very ground we tread upon is moving, how do we continue to create and engage in active hope? Reverend Alison Cornish will suggest approaches to answering to that question.

Reverend Cornish is affiliated minister of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and serves as Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as an ethical and moral issue, through advocacy, education, energy conservation, energy efficiency, stewardship, and the use and promotion of clean, renewable energy.

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