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 years of life experience; and to discern and stand for the morals values and imperatives needed for the benefit of all.
In this 3-session webinar, we will explore what is meant by “sacred activism” using the paradigm of the Work That Reconnects, as developed by Joanna Macy; we will See With New Eyes – as we discern the interconnected nature of all life, most especially how that plays out in our daily and political lives; and, address why it is so critical that we embrace this call to action at this time of our lives, and planetary life. 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: 3 sessions, 2 hours each
1. Introducing Sacred Activism
2. Seeing with New Eyes
3. Going Forth Using our Gifts and Voices
Class Dates: February 18 through March 4, 2021
Class Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Eastern time (10 am–12 pm, Pacific; 11 am–1pm, Mountain; 12-2 pm, Central)
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org