This is an independent offering that we think will be timely and useful for many members of PA IPL. Eileen Flanagan is a longtime member and friend of PA IPL, whose climate activism is deeply rooted in her spiritual practices and calling.
In Eileen’s own words, from her webinar page
In this time of tumult, fear, and hatred, the world needs the gifts that you were born to share. You may not be sure where to use them. You may not know how to use them to greatest effect, or even if you can make a difference at all, but you know you need to do something to work for a more just and loving world. You are not alone! The purpose of this online course is to help you to meet this moment.
What is unique about this course is that it will blend three types of teaching: social change theory, spiritual discernment, and personal empowerment. For example, you will learn about different social change roles and what makes them effective. Then you will practice the tools of inward listening to access the wisdom already within you about what role you are meant to play. Finally, you will explore what gets you stuck and learn tools to help you take action even when you are afraid. These three types of teaching will be woven together, accessing our hearts, minds, and spirits for the work of creating a more just and sustainable world. Recordings of the class sessions will be available in case you can’t make every one.
This course will begin Sunday February 12 and take place from 7:30 until 9:00pm EST each Sunday evening through March 5. It costs $99 for four weeks, $79 if you register by January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) or if you recruit a friend to take the course with you. (The discount goes to the person who did the recruiting and is on the honor system).