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How can we create beauty and discover joy in a world so badly wounded by the machinations of our modern culture?

This is a question that Trebbe Johnson strives to answer, both philosophically and in practice, through her work with Radical Joy For Hard Times.

I was so moved by Trebbe’s book — also called Radical Joy For Hard Times — when I read it last fall that I ended up joining the Board of Directors for RadJoy, because I felt that the organization’s mission lined up quite neatly with my own: to learn how to deal with and heal with damaged and degraded landscapes, and to encourage others to do the same.

In this conversation, Trebbe and I talk about:

  • how she came to start the organization;

  • how we, as individuals, and as a culture, might come to terms with the wounded places that surround us;

  • how and why to practice radical joy;

  • the role of activism in the face of overwhelming obstacles;

  • and why, according to Albert Camus, “one must imagine Sisyphus happy” even as he absurdly pushes a boulder up a mountain for eternity.

Media Information

WHO: Sam Sycamore
TITLE: Bearing Witness to Wounded Lands
SOURCE: Good Life Revival Podcast
DATE: May 22, 2019

LINK: Visit Media URL

MEDIA TYPE: Interview
TAG: Good Life Revival, Sam Sycamore


  • Megiddo Henderson

Gifts in the Promised Land

The Jordan River, a geographical icon of religion, song, promise, and African American history, is, in truth, a wounded river. Trebbe Johnson was part of a pilgrimage to explore the wounds of the river and its people and bring ceremony and new life. https://radicaljoy.org/wp-content/uploads/Gifts-in-the-Promised-Land—Trebbe-Johnson.pdf