Climate action workshop set for Jan. 28: ‘Inspiration and Courage for Times of Great Change’

MIDDLEBURY — The Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) and the Middlebury Area Clergy Association (MACA) will host a Jan. 28 workshop titled “Active Hope: Inspiration and Courage for Times of Great Change.”
As organizers say, all of life is experiencing rapid and unsettling changes. While living in these challenging times can generate fear, despair and anxiety, they believe that human beings also need to remain in touch with their capacity for great joy, compassion and love.
The workshop will be a day of interactive practices based on methods pioneered by Joanna Macy, and is aimed at embracing these powerful, entangled emotions to build motivation, creativity and solidarity.
The workshop will be facilitated by conservation biologist and Middlebury College Environmental Studies professor Marc Lapin.
“Active Hope: Inspiration and Courage for Times of Great Change” will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury. The $10 suggested donation will go to an organization working on justice, environmental or poverty issues.
Registration is required;  do so by contacting Heidi Willis at redsprings@myfairpoint.net or 802-352-4327.

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