Last night concluded Eileen Flanagan’s five-week online course, We Were Made for This Moment. Eileen has been working for environmental and social justice for nearly thirty years; the last five she’s focused on climate justice with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), a group that combines smart strategy and spiritual grounding. I interviewed Eileen after reading her latest book, Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope. She brought all of her work and seeking to this course and also supported development of a community of over 100 participants (Quaker and non-Quaker) who, like me, now feel strengthened and heartened to discern and offer the skills and gifts we have to offer.
If you’re seeking information about social change, clarity, and empowerment to move forward in this chaotic time, I recommend Elaine’s repeat of the course beginning February 12.
Until then, here are just a few of the resources I’m turning to as I move forward.
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action by the Albert Einstein Institution
How to Stay Outraged Without Losing Your Mind by Mirah Curzer.
*“Afterthoughts” are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, maybe even bumper stickers.