Good Lives: because everyone’s worth it

good lives at woodbrooke

Here are some further courses at Woodbrooke that may be of interest to you:

Good Lives: because everyone’s worth it

Friday 6 March 2009 – Sunday 8 March 2009

Course Details

What does it mean to live a good life today, in the face of global threats to comfortable western lifestyles? We are accustomed to feeling entitled to our familiar ways of living, but the trajectory of progress since the 1950s is heading for an abrupt end, as the increasing scarcity and cost of oil affects the underpinning of almost every aspect of our lives. Bringing head, heart and spirit together, we will focus on how our values and beliefs can be transformed into positive and effective changes in our personal lives, our meetings and communities, and the world. Participants will come away enthused, empowered and enabled as agents of change

Course Leader Information

Pam Lunn and Lizz Roe, tutors at Woodbrooke, are developing the ‘Good Lives’ programme; helping Quakers and others to grapple with the enormous challenges now facing individuals, communities and nations. Pam also has an excellent blog. Felicity Kaal is elder and learning co-ordinator at Bristol AM and is particularly interested in Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory of evolving human consciousness.

Further Good Life courses:

Good Lives: because there is such a thing as society (social and sociological), 9-11 April 2010

Good Lives: because we can’t eat money (access to resources), 25-27 June 2010

Good Lives: because everyone’s worth it (a repeat of Module 1, for those who missed it in March 2009), 29-31 October 2010

Ecofeminist Theology: from a Quaker perspective

Wednesday 6 October 2010 – Friday 8 October 2010

Course Details

This course will provide a space to engage theologically with some of the concerns raised by globalisation in the world today. There will be an opportunity to reflect on the links between ecology, feminism, theology and Quakerism with others who share these concerns. We will be able to to explore together ways of re-covering some of the inter-relationships in our lives in the 21st century. Facing the question ‘How can we live simply in the world?’

Course Leader Information

Judith Jenner is tutor in Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke and enjoys engaging with theology in both practical and intellectual modes

Good Lives – because everyone’s worth it

Friday 29 October 2010 – Sunday 31 October 2010

What does it mean to live a good life today? In these turbulent times we are being called to live up to the very best in us – to live out our values in a world of upheaval and uncertainty. Using a mix of stimulating inputs, participatory exercises and personal reflection, we will explore how our leadings can be made real in the world – how to live our Quaker testimonies at this time. You will leave enthused and empowered, with the practical ways and means to make change happen in all aspects of your life.

Course Leader Information

Pam Lunn is Programme Leader for the Good Lives Project and is particularly interested in the human (as distinct from the technical) issues around climate change and peak oil. Cliodhna Mulhern an experienced facilitator of dialogue and transformation processes. Her work is dedicated to the spiritual and social transformations we need at this time to give birth to a new and better world.

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