The CUHF Practice Stream

Council on the Uncertain Human Future

The Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) is the foundation of our work. Conducted through the practice of Council, it is an intentional conversation based on an arc of questions. We begin by discerning the societal context in which we gather. We then name and acknowledge the planetary changes underway, the human behaviors that led to them, the consequences for all living beings, including ourselves, and the implications unfolding. Together we ask how we might choose to live and serve now, given what we have come to see and know.

Once held in longer in-person sessions, Councils are now held on Zoom and in hybrid forms, often in shorter multiple sessions. Visioning sessions among the group take place at the end of the Council round in most cases.

To learn more about the nature of the experience:
EXPLORE OUR CUHF INTENTIONS
THE PRACTICE OF COUNCIL

 

Council in this time of reckoning

The Council in this time of reckoning (CITR) arose in response to the intersection of racism, ecocide, pandemic and rising authoritarianism made more apparent by the murder of George Floyd in May, 2020. The CITR is now the opening two-hour session of the full Council on the Uncertain Human Future; it is also offered independently.

The Council for these COVID-19 times took place from March to June 2020 as the pandemic surfaced, and laid the groundwork for the Council in this time of reckoning.

Related Readers:
READER FOR THIS TIME OF RECKONING
READER FOR THESE COVID-19 TIMES

 

Steady Councils

Many of the CUHF groups wish to stay in community and ongoing conversation; Steady Councils are those ongoing groups, and meet on a regular rhythm, often monthly or bi-monthly. They are led by anchor teams from the group, and draw on agendas and resources from the larger project; they also develop their own questions and agendas.

Current Steady Councils:
NATIONAL   |   SANTA FE   |   BAY AREA   |   ECO-SATTVA   |   MIT   |   RANDO PARTNERSHIP

 

CUHF International Zoom Events

CUHF International Zoom events are online gatherings open to members across the entire international CUHF network; through them, we aim to enrich and expand on the questions and concerns of the CUHF overall, and to further community among our members. Sessions vary in form, but often feature several conversation partners around a publication, film, question, or activity to begin, followed by Council sessions in small breakout circles.

Explore past events:
CUHF INTERNATIONAL ZOOM EVENT ARCHIVE

 

CUHF Seedbed

The CUHF Seedbed is an inventory of the activities, projects, and work undertaken by our members; a portal through which CUHF members may link to new possibilities, opportunities, activities and each other. Explore the Seedbed, here.

 

CUHF Root Version

Forthcoming in the fall of 2022, a root version of the Council on the Uncertain Human Future will be offered to established CUHF groups and Steady Councils. More coming soon.