Hope as a Practice

Can hope be more powerful than simple optimism? What does it mean to ‘practice hope’? How do we maintain hope when things seem to be getting worse rather than better? In this workshop, we’ll explore different perspectives on hope and think about how they speak to us as Quakers. Participants will also have the opportunity to try out practices that can strengthen hope. We’ll reflect together on how to generate and renew hope to strengthen our collective capacity to bear witness in the world.

This course will draw on the work of Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone and David Gee and participants will work on their own story of hope.


Woodbrooke Where You Are – Spirituality & Retreats


One experienced tutor


1. Online

  • Learning Materials (1 hour)
  • 2 x 2 hour live sessions via Zoom (time between sessions is required for reading but this can be taken in one day)

Fee: £260

2. In-person

  • One whole day

Fee: £700

3. Combined delivery

  • Learning Materials (1 hour)
  • 1 x 2 hour live sessions via Zoom
  • One half day in person

Fee: £655

For groups of more than 40 participants, a second facilitator would be required at an additional charge. 

For this course it is not possible to have a combination of online and in-person participants in the same session.  

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