Join us for a screening of "A Small Good Thing" at the Center for Courage & Renewal's Annual Spring Forum on Gabriola Island! The two-day forum will be led by Courage & Renewal facilitator Dan Hines and is an exploration into "blessed unrest" -- an informed, mystical and loving resistance to the world as it is -- and the interactions between mysticism and activism.
$50.00 for the weekend
"A Small Good Thing" by Pamela Tanner Boll (2015, 71 min.) While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner—where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren’t making us any happier. "A Small Good Thing" explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning—more connected to themselves, the natural world, and the greater good.
Dan Hines facilitates personal and professional development programs for leaders in business, educational, religious, and other organizations. He is a facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal and has been mentored in facilitation by the author and activist, Parker J. Palmer. Dan is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada and co-founded the RareBirds Housing Co-operative: an intentional community in Kamloops, BC. www.danhines.ca
The Center for Courage & Renewal. The Center for Courage & Renewal was founded by community organizer, activist and Quaker reflector Parker Palmer in 1997. Its mission is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. Courage & Renewal programs cultivate the heart and soul of leadership, encouraging people to “lead from within.” Courage & Renewal programs help people lead and act with courage on their true callings, develop trustworthy relationships, cultivate practices to sustain themselves and inspire others for the long haul, and work together to transform the institutions they serve.