Joanna Macy stands in front of a tree.
Photo by Adam Loften

Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy

Berkeley, CA

Joanna Macy is a beloved scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology, who interweaves her scholarship and contemplative practice with five decades of activism. Her group methods, known as the Work That Reconnects, have been adopted and adapted in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. The Work That Reconnects helps people transform despair and apathy in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth. Joanna provides thought leadership and mentorship to an international network of facilitators. 

“There‚Äôs nothing that can happen that will ever separate me from the living body of earth.”
Joanna Macy

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Portrait of Joanna Macy

Widening Circles

In this interview, Joanna Macy discusses her life and work. From her anti-nuclear activism in the late ’60s to her work with deep ecology, Joanna expresses the need to live within an ethic of care for the earth.
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The World as Lover and Self

In this conversation, Joanna Macy reminds us that the world is alive and can heal itself through us, and she urges us to transform our despair over the immense suffering around us into creative action.

This project is fiscally sponsored by Canticle Farm.