Resilient Communities: why we need radical imagination

Monday 26 February
19:00-21:00 (UK time)

An image of a brain in bright light

Rebuilding our collective imagination is essential as an empowering, hopeful act for our collective wellbeing and for safeguarding future generations. Can we tap our radical Quaker roots to counter bleak future visions by envisioning a more just world?

Join Rob Hopkins to kick-start our 5 part series on Resilient Communities. Rob will explore how we can rebuild our collective imagination, and why it’s so vital that we do so. We need a hopeful vision, a roadmap, but it needs to be flexible and adaptable.

How can we re-envisage systems for a more fair, just and sustainable society? The status quo clearly isn’t working. Radical divergence is necessary. How can we as a faith community contribute to re-shaping our world?

Moving towards a sustainable future with a re-visioning mindset could mean this becomes the most exhilarating time in history to live through, a true revolution of the imagination. It is a time of incredible potential and possibility. How can we harness this?

This session will be experiential, with creative activities and discussion in breakout rooms and as a whole group. Including a Time Machine exercise, and sharing about the power of good ‘’What if” questions.
“What we cannot imagine cannot come into being” (Bell Hooks)
“We’ve tried the possible and it failed, now it’s time to try the impossible” (Sun Ra)
“It is my strong sense that it is not enough to just talk about extinction and collapse, we also have to express something beautiful for people to run towards… So let’s make our story one that nurtures and kindles a deep deep longing for the future” (Rob Hopkins)

Other sessions in this series include:

  • Resilient Communities: re-localising our food systems
  • Resilient Communities: Quaker permaculture design
  • Resilient Communities: placemaking to meet the climate crisis
  • Resilient Communities: transition towns and our Quaker community

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerWorkshopZoom Session

Accessibility info:

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.

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