Hope and Resilience in the Climate and Ecological Emergency

A retreat led by Alan Heeks and Jonathan Herbert

Friday Feb 3 – Sunday Feb 5, 2023 at Hilfield Friary, Dorset

Using material from the Christian contemplative tradition, from Joanna Macy – a Buddhist and deep ecologist,  and from Jem Bendell’s Deep Adaptation approach, the group will explore ways to grow through emergency. We will move from a place of gratitude to a place of lament, to a place of learning to see differently and seek inspiration to act for the common good. There will be time for listening deeply to each other, meditation, walks and space for silence.

Alan is a writer, group leader, and social entrepreneur with a passion for well-being, resilience and learning from nature.

Jonathan lives and leads retreats at Hilfield Community, from where he works with gypsies and travellers and is engaged in non-violent climate protest. 

For enquiries and bookings, contact Suzi at hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk or 01300 341741.