Hope and Other Superpowers

John Pavlovitz is the author of the new book, Hope and Other Superpowers: A life affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking, world-saving manifesto. John is a pastor and blogger from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past two years his blog, Stuff That Needs To Be Said, has reached a diverse audience of millions of people throughout the world, with an average monthly readership of over a million people. His home church, North Raleigh Community Church, is a growing, nontraditional Christian community dedicated to radical hospitality, mutual respect, and diversity of doctrine.

Intrinsic Hope

Kate Davies is the author of the new book, Intrinsic Hope: living courageously in troubled times. Kate has worked on environmental and social issues for her entire career. She is emeritus faculty at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Her written work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, and she is the author of The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement. She is an author, meditation teacher, and what she calls an eco-spiritual pilgrim.

Cultural Sustainability

Robert Gilman is an internationally renowned pioneer in cultural sustainability. For over 35 years, his work as a writer, researcher, activist and consultant has helped thousands of people and hundreds of communities around the world implement practical innovations towards creating a humane and sustainable future. He is the founder of Context Institute and its award-winning journal “In Context.”

Journey from Abandonment to Healing

Our guest this week on Pathways is Susan Anderson, author of the book, Journey from Abandonment to Healing. She is an expert on how to overcome abandonment and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns.  She shares her methods of abandonment recovery with victims of trauma of abandonment, heartbreak, and loss around the world.  Her groundbreaking program is the product of over thirty years of research and clinical practice.