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

Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy

Canticle Farm
Maynard, MA

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

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.

Kalliopeia Foundation’s Emergence Magazine featured an interview with Joanna Macy in the inaugural issue:
https://emergencemagazine.org/story/widening-circles/