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April 9th 2016 - A Week of Active Hope
with Chris Johnstone and Margo Van Greta
at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland
For details, see
this link

Workshops with Joanna Macy
see her website calender at
this link

Online resource for Active Hope Book Groups
Find out more at this link here.

A Ten-minute practice of Active Hope
Article by Chris Johnstone in Resurgence here.

New interview with Joanna Macy
at here.

The Active Hope Show
The first episode of the Active Hope Show, featuring Joanna Macy telling the Shambhala Warrior Prophecy, is now on You-Tube.
Less than ten minutes long, you can watch it

After a long gap, the second episode,
about the psychology of
inspired collective climate action
is now viewable at
this link on You-Tube

For an article about Active Hope on the Guardian newspaper website, see

Newsletter The Great Turning Times
Read the latest edition (May 2014)


Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in, as well as find and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

“Books about social and ecological change
too often leave out a vital component:
how do we change ourselves
so that we are strong enough
to fully contribute to this great shift?
Active Hope fills this gap beautifully,
guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief,
interconnection and, ultimately, transformation.”
Naomi Klein, author of
The Shock Doctrine.

At the heart of this book is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding, and offering, our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness. When our responses are guided by the intention to act for the healing of our world, the mess we’re in not only becomes easier to face, our lives also become more meaningful and satisfying.

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The book guides the reader 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, towards a life-sustaining society.

Active Hope
is published by New World Library, with an edition in Australia and New Zealand published by Finch Publishing
The German edition has just come out -
please see here
The Turkish edition has been published and a Japanese edition is about to come out - we’ll get details here soon.
There are currently plans to publish editions in Spanish, Italian and Korean.
Watch this page for more details when we have them.

For a view of the book cover, please click