Celebrating Sustainable Communities


Claire Maitre and Chrysalis Transitions invite you to a six part Conversation about the book

ACTIVE HOPE: How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy

"Don't just read the book. Experience it." -a participant

What: A facilitated discussion group that will include Ritual & Group Exercises from the extensive work of Dr. Joanna Macy and Dr. Chris Johnstone

When: Six consecutive Wednesday Evenings 7-9 PM
April 9, 16, 30 and May 14, 21, 28

Where: Friends Meetinghouse of Ann Arbor
1420 Hill St., Ann Arbor 48104 (fireplace room)

Register: Contact Claire- 248-613-8803 or clairemaitre06@gmail.com

Space is limited to 14 people.
Donations of $10-$20/class help pay expenses and support this offering.
Event Details


Dear Detroit Bioneers:

GLBD is pleased to share with you the fruit of one of our collaborative efforts during the past two years. The Detroit Environmental Agenda is the result of the work of 10 organizations. GLBD is one of these organizations. Please take time to access the agenda by following the message and links included below.

Also take time to check out the 2013 Voter Guide. Learn how the candidates in your district as well as mayoral candidates responded. I trust that you will find these two documents (DEA and Voter Guide) useful tools to support your work. The message below is jointly being disseminated by all 10 organizations this week.

Please feel free to share the DEA and Voter Guide with your colleagues and among your collaborators.

Grateful for your ongoing support,
Gloria Rivera
GLBD Coordinator

Click here to find out more about our collaboration.


Deep Faith. Courageous Spirit. Action for Justice.

June 15-21, 2014

Opportunities for young women, college and post-college aged to:

  • Create a community of women with shared values
  • Experience communal prayer
  • Serve those in need
  • Study the social justice issues of our time
  • (sustainability, immigration, trafficking, urban poverty and violence)
  • Reflect on experience through a theological process

For more information: Mary Bea Keeley, IHM - (734)-240-9820 - mbkeeley@ihmsisters.org

Serve with IHM Sisters in Detroit and Monroe. Learn their 168 year legacy. Room and Board provided.

Read Details on the Call to Serve


WHAT: Simple meal and viewing of The Powers of the Universe: An Exploration of the Powers Coursing through the Universe and Each of Us, an 11 part video series by Brian Swimme. Facilitated discussion.

WHO: Facilitated by Patricia Benson, OP, PhD - Come and explore with others interested in making a better future for all, how the powers of the universe may provide transformative insight into changes we must make together for the sake of Earth and all future generations, powers which are rarely considered as we engage in our day-to-day lives.

Limited to 12 participants who can commit to the 11 session series. Please register by March 1st by calling 248-351-9001 or e-mail: voices4earth@juno.com

WHERE: 21695 Rougewood, Southfield, MI 48033 (Off Beech Rd., between 8 and 9 Mile Roads) This the home of Patty Gillis, executive director of Voices for Earth Justice.

WHEN: FIRST FRIDAYS of the month, starting Friday March 7, 2014. No session in August, 2014. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, starting with a light dinner

COST: No charge; donations accepted for dinner

MORE DETAILS: On March 7th we will meet and get to know each other a bit before viewing the first segment on Seamlessness. We will have a month to reflect and possibly journal our insights. On April 4th (first Friday in April), we will meet again, eat, share, discuss, and then view the second segment on Centration. The remaining video segments consider: Allurement, Emergence, Homeostasis, Cataclysm, Synergy, Transmutation, Transformation, Interrelatedness and Radiance.

Brian Swimme is a mathematical cosmologist on the graduate faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies. "Few are better than Brian Swimme in teaching how contemporary science can enable us to shift our view of the universe and ourselves, and potentially how we live together. Don't be deceived, The Powers of the Universe, is not just about the stars and galaxies but the universal forces that are within us, individually and collectively, if we become courageous enough to start to work with them."
- Dr. Peter Senge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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