Sage-ing® Online Courses
This is What an Elder Looks Like!
Sacred activism is a response to our deeply-held concerns for the world -- our desire to act using the compassion and the wisdom we have attained through our many years of life experience; and to discern and stand for the morals, values and imperatives needed for the benefit of all.
In this 6-session webinar, we will explore what is meant by “sacred activism” using the paradigm of the Work That Reconnects, as developed by Joanna Macy; as we delve into Rabbi Zalman Schachter’s teachings on Spiritual Eldering – going beyond developing ourselves as elders, to create legacies, mentor, and provide the elder perspective that is sorely needed in this troubled world. We will courageously seek new eyes to see our world and the interconnected nature of all life, discover and cultivate our voices as elders in the public sphere – whether that is at our dining room table, community meeting or City Council hearings; and, address why it is so critical that we, as elders, embrace this call to action during the autumn of our years. Finally, we will explore how to use our unique gifts and voices to create a more just and thriving world.
Lynne Iser is an “elder activist” who teaches the work of Joanna Macy, and, serves as President of the Elders Action Network – a growing movement of elders addressing the social and environmental issues of our time. She learned the blessings, and responsibilities, of becoming an elder as the Founding Director of the Spiritual Eldering Institute, working with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi; and now teaches for the Sage-ing® Legacy Program.
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Prior to that he was the Executive Vice President of Jewish Funds for Justice (now Bend the Arc), and prior to that was the Executive Director of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. He is trained as a spiritual director, a Jewish meditation teacher, and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects, the teachings of Joanna Macy. He is on the training team of Faith in Action, co-leading workshops on Racism, Antisemitism, and Christian hegemony.
Dates & Times
SACRED ELDER ACTIVISM: 6 sessions, 2 hours each
1. Introducing Sacred Elder Activism
2. Why ELDERS?
3. Seeing with New Eyes
4. Wisdom Keepers – Passing on the Legacy
5. Guardians of Future Generations
6. Going Forth
Class Dates: October 15 through November 19, 2020
Class Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Eastern time (11am–1pm, Pacific; 12–2pm, Mountain; 1–3pm, Central)
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