The CUHF Practice Stream

The Council on the Uncertain Human Future is an ecosystem of practice and resources:

Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF)

The Council on the Uncertain Human Future (CUHF) is the foundation of this work.
Conducted through a practice of Council, it is an intentional conversation which starts by discerning the social and political context in which we are gathering. We then acknowledge the planetary changes underway, the human behavior that led to them, and the implications unfolding. We ask how we might choose to behave, and how we live now, given what we have come to see and know together.

While the arc of the questions remains consistent throughout, the CUHF, once held in full day in-person sessions, is now held on Zoom in shorter multiple sessions. Visioning sessions among the group takes place in most cases. To learn more about the council intentions, explore our Manifesto.

Council in this time of reckoning (CITR)

The Council in this time of reckoning (CITR), arose in response to the intersections of racism, ecocide, pandemic and rising authoritarianism made undeniable by the murder of George Floyd in June. The CITR, a two-hour Council, now initiates the CUHF, and may be done independently. Learn more, and explore the Reader for this time of reckoning.

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

Steady Councils

Steady Councils are ongoing CUHF groups led by a team of anchors, and committed to meeting monthly or bi-monthly. Current Steady Councils include Kathmandu, Santa Fe, the Bay Area, EcoSattva, and the national group.

International Zoom Councils

International Zoom Councils are bi-monthly or quarterly gatherings of 60-80 members across the entire international CUHF network; events feature two or three conversation partners around a publication, question or activity, and Council sessions in breakout groups follow. View our recorded events.

CUHF root practice

The CUHF root practice supports a process of leaning in to the realities now underlying the conditions of our lives and world, and a larger perspective that can emerge beyond that. It can be done in a group of CUHF members, or individually.

CUHF Seedbed proposed

The CUHF Seedbed is based on the existing Resource Hub; it will feature member projects and link people around action in quarterly meetings.