Meet the Team
Dr Jem Bendell is a full Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria. He focuses on leadership and communications for social change, as well as approaches that may help humanity face climate-induced disruption. Since 2018 has Jem moved into a new phase of work in light of the latest climate science and the viral impact of his Deep Adaptation paper. Now Jem uses his time to promote responses to climate chaos that might reduce harm while upholding universal values.
Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar has been inspiring global change for over 50 years. Founder and Editor of Resurgence magazine for over 40 years, and Co-Founder of Schumacher College. Through his writing, teaching and international talks, Satish passionately shares visions of the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
Amisha Ghadiali is a facilitator, author and host of the globally acclaimed podcast "all that we are" (fka The Future Is Beautiful). She is interested in where our inner and outer worlds dance. The podcast weaves together activism, the sacred, creativity and regeneration - to inspire us each to rise up, move beyond silos and Co-Create a Beautiful Future. Amisha is the author of Intuition & The Future Is Beautiful. She offers intuitive therapy sessions, both in person and online. And a deeper one to one journey, with her Beautiful Leadership Mentoring programme - which supports the transforming of unconscious patterning, opening up new qualities within and anchoring daily practice and rituals which give space to a lifestyle that recognises the sacred, the importance of intuition and creates deeper connection and embodiment of what this time calls forth in us. Other themes explored through this work are decolonisation, vision and edgewalking.
www.amisha.co.uk / www.allthatweare.org
Dr Gail Bradbrook has been researching, planning, and training for mass civil disobedience since 2010 and is a co-founder Extinction Rebellion. Gail has been arrested several times for acts of civil disobedience, and for these actions she faces a potential jail sentence of up to 10 years. She has trained in molecular biophysics, and her talk on the science of the ecological crisis, the psychology of active participation, and the need for civil disobedience has inspired many to join XR
Rachel Donald runs Planet: Critical, one of the world’s top. climate podcasts. Her world-exclusive investigations into greenwashing in the fashion and finance industries have been published in the Guardian, Al Jazeera and The Intercept. She lectures in journalism theory and climate journalism at the University of the Arts London, and works with independent organisations as a climate consultant.
Rev. Prof. Stephen G Wright FRCN MBE is a member of the Iona Community and finds a kinship in the deep silent worship of Quaker meetings. His latest work published by Wild Goose focuses on the life of Kentigern/Mungo and offers a pilgrimage route around the Northern Fells of Cumbria. Other books have explored health, pilgrimage, and spiritual guidance. He is a Fellow and visiting professor at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his partner in the English Lake District, enjoys grandfatherhood, beekeeping and his organic garden and at 74 still finds working as a trustee and spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation a joy.
Indra has been an ecological and social activist for 30 years, organising with Roads protests, Earth First UK, Occupy, Reclaim the Power and Extinction Rebellion. Mother of two daughters and in service to our great Mother. Recently appointed the Mayor of Glastonbury town.
LAUNCHING ‘BREAKING TOGETHER’
The collapse of modern societies has begun. That is the conclusion of two years of research by the interdisciplinary team behind Breaking Together. How did it come to this? Because monetary systems caused us to harm each other & nature to such an extent it broke the foundations of our societies. So what should we do? This book describes people allowing the full pain of our predicament to liberate them into living more courageously & creatively. They demonstrate we can be breaking together, not apart, in this era of collapse. Jem Bendell argues that reclaiming our freedoms is essential to soften the fall & regenerate the natural world. Escaping the efforts of panicking elites, we can advance an ecolibertarian agenda for both politics & practical action in a broken world.