A pop-up vision lab for those who bring the inner and outer together in their work for social change. Learn from practical real-life case studies, share your plans and dilemmas, get helpful feedback and creative solutions, and cross-fertisilse ideas across sectors.
How do we include the inner world in our activism? How do we weave spirituality into activism in an inclusive way? How do we engage the heart and invite deeper transformation?
St Ethelburga’s is a community of social change makers from a wide range of different sectors.
What many of us share in common is that our change making emerges from deeply held values, spirituality or a worldview of interconnectedness. We see a need to weave the inner and outer together, to allow change to emerge from a deeper, more transformative place. We use different words and languages to describe this and we adopt many different approaches. These include ritual and ceremony, regenerative culture, reflective learning, working with the personal and collective shadow, linking action with prayer, spiritual ecology, nature magic, NLP, systemic constellations, sacred activism, mindfulness, and many other tools and practices that reflect the simple recognition that the unseen worlds have a part to play in deeper change.
If you are one of these people, or would like to be, we invite you to join us online, in a pop-up community of practice. You will:
Sound like fun? Click the link below to register and come and join us!
PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a zoom link by email 2 hours before the event.
If you have a project dilemma or plan you’d like to bring to the group mind, do have a think in advance about the nature of the question and how you can best present it.
You might also have a real-life case-study you’re proud of, something that generated unexpected impact, or a tool or practice you want to share – have a think about that too.
You are also welcome to just listen and learn from others.
Animateur: Skeena Rathor
Skeena Finebaum-Rathor is the Vision coordinator of Extinction Rebellion, and has been at the heart of this extraordinary new eco-social movement. She is on a mission to bring kindness, ethics and honesty to politics. Skeena is a mum of three who lives in Stroud, where she runs the Politics Kitchen and is a co-founder of Compassionate Stroud. She is also a Labour Councillor and mental health champion at Stroud Council.
Host: Justine Huxley. Justine is the CEO of St Ethelburga’s & leads on vision, strategy and programme innovation. Her focus is on growing resilience for social & ecological collapse, whilst holding a long-term vision for a just, sustainable and spiritually meaningful world. Her book, Generation Y, Spirituality & Social Change is about young adults living a radical new vision of faith and action. She has a Ph.D in psychology and previously practiced subtle activsm on the trading floor of a global investment bank (with mixed results!) She belongs to a Sufi community and has been holding meditation and dream work groups for many years.
St Ethelburga’s is a ‘maker of peace-makers’. We inspire and equip individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace.