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12 Apr 2013

Coming next week: a webinar with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

chris and joanna

Next Thursday (April 18th) at 5pm BST sees a rather special Transition Network/ team-up, with a webinar featuring Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.  Next week I will post details on how you can follow it, for now I wanted to let you know so you can put it in the diary and also have a think about any questions you’d like to ask them.  If you have questions please put them as a comment below or tweet them to me at @robintransition. Here’s where it will happen, in this window below, so come back here, or here, on Thursday for the webinar.

What’ll we be discussing in our hour-long chat? Here’s how Joanna and Chris frame the conversation:

“Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Joanna and Chris’s book Active Hope is about how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, they guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life sustaining society”.

Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone are the co-authors of Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy. Joanna, a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology, is the author of twelve books on the interface between social change and spiritual breakthrough. Chris worked for many years as an addictions specialist, and now offers coaching and distance-learning courses about resilience, happiness and positive change.

Please join us, and do let me have any questions you would like to be fed into our conversation.

Comments are now closed on this site, please visit Rob Hopkins' blog at Transition Network to read new posts and take part in discussions.


Judy Skog
12 Apr 8:19pm

Rob, the time zone convertor I found asks if this is GMT London or Rejkevik.
I used London and came up with 11:00 am for Wisconsin.
Did I get it right?

Chris Johnstone
12 Apr 9:51pm

Hi Rob,

Is it 5pm British Summer Time rather than GMT?

Len Puglisi
12 Apr 10:31pm

Dear Rob. Joanna,Chris – as a practical way of living in hope, I concern myself with 3 dimensions:
1. A full, no-holds-barred and growing appreciation of the seriously deteriorating sitution we (including all life and the planet’s natural procsses) are in;
2. developing a vision of what is a beter state of affairs;
3. the opportunity to work with/be with others on a tangible nasis who share my views(or some of them) on 1&2.
Have I missed anything?

Trish Knox
13 Apr 6:12pm

How fun! How resilient! Thank you, thank you!

Please assist me with the time as well for Pacific Standard Time/USA.

Feels like a-round-the-clock rhythm for our Great Turning.

Rob Hopkins
13 Apr 11:36pm

Yes thank you Chris, well spotted. Yes, it is 5pm BST. Thanks.

16 Apr 12:13am

Great idea!
any news on how to log into the webinar/ attend it? I have never done such a thing and am quite curious how it works.

17 Apr 10:34pm

Oh no! I’d love to join, but my sound card is broken… will there be a recording for watching later?

Rob Hopkins
17 Apr 10:52pm

Hi Anna
Yes, it will be recorded and available to watch later.

anita van rossum
24 Apr 7:18pm

Hi Rob
Please is there any way to hear/view the webinar session of April 18…we missed it and would be really glad to access it.
Anita Transition Chichester