Active Hope with Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone


10th July 2013


10th July 2013







Watch video highlights from the talk. Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone will share discoveries they made thanks to their co-authored book, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. This books draws on the ‘Work That Reconnects‘, known world-wide for empowering activists for global justice and sane ecology.

Joanna Macy, Ph.D, is an ecophilosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

Chris Johnstone is a medical doctor, author, and coach who worked for nearly twenty years as an addictions specialist in the National Health Service. A former Senior Teaching Fellow at Bristol University Medical School, he trains health professionals in behavioural medicine and leads courses exploring the psychological dimensions of planetary crisis. Chris is well known for his work pioneering the role of resilience training in promoting wellbeing.