Kim Harrison is Woodbrooke’s Project Manager for the Climate Crisis: Spiritual Nurture and Learning Project. Kim has over 13 years experience of direct action, campaigning,…
Resilient Communities: transition towns and our Quaker community
Tuesday 11 June 2024
18:30-20:30 (UK time)
Practical, local initiatives can build resilience to meet the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and financial crisis. A historic opportunity for the re-visioning of society. Explore how Quaker communities can contribute to this growing movement.
Are you aware that an established community-focused model exists that could support your climate-positive actions locally?
The Transition movement involves people coming together to re-envisage and reshape their local communities towards a greener, fairer, and more resilient future. This change can begin at the grassroots. It’s practical and realisable, and it’s in our hands!
Join this session (part of a series on Resilient Communities) to explore how this existing ‘model’ can offer us a sense of agency at a local level:
- Empowering for individuals and communities alike
- Countering climate anxiety
- Strengthening local resilience and building local connections
- Breaking down inequalities and giving everyone a voice
Can we conjure up a vision based on our Quaker testimonies that is so attractive that people may simply want to join?
The transition that is needed is a great movement of the spirit. A revelatory space where we can think otherwise to the prevailing culture, and grow together outside the ruling assumptions of neo-liberalism.
- Can our Quaker communities join with this movement to help create a new world?
- Can our meeting houses and Quaker communities become patterns that encourage and inspire those in our local networks to join the movement too?
This session is for everyone, but may particularly appeal to those who are already involved – or who wish to be involved in – the Quaker Ecochurch Network. Transition Towns could be a natural extension of bringing the sustainability ministry of this Network out into the wider community.
Other sessions in this series include:
- Resilient Communities: why we need radical imagination
- Resilient Communities: re-localising our food systems
- Resilient Communities: Quaker permaculture design
- Resilient Communities: placemaking to meet the climate crisis
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.