Radical Joy for Hard Times is a worldwide community of people committed to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss and despair, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth.
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2013 Global Earth Exchange
The 2013 Global Earth Exchange was held on Saturday, June 22nd at locations around the world. THANK YOU to everyone who participated! This was our 4th global event, and we had many large groups holding Earth Exchanges in places like Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Wow. The slideshow below displays photos of many of the events.
For a detailed look at individual events, go to our 2013 Map.
Starr King and Radical Joy
On April 25th, 2013 members of 'Counseling Techniques & Processes in Apocalyptic Times—on the New Eaarth' - a course at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA - met at the Albany Bulb to make beauty in a wounded place and learn about Radical Joy and Earth Exchanges from our Board President, Munro Sickafoose.
This Starr King course focuses on counseling/facilitation techniques and processes that will equip religious leaders to encourage transformational change for individuals and groups within the context of our current global unraveling/revolution. Art and ritual are powerful tools that can help us reclaim and restore our relationships with the Earth, as well as promote healing and reconciliation with place and each other - and the Earth Exchange is an example.
The school symbol for Starr King is a spiral, so the students elected to make a spiral instead of a bird!