Spring is here! The Berkana Institute is emerging from a three-year period of reflection and rest. For more than two decades Berkana worked in friendship and partnership with people around the world discovering that there is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. During this Winter of our lifecycle, the four stewards of Berkana’s Board found great benefit from ongoing conversation, offering one another clarity, companionship, strength, consolation, laughter and more. Thus, Berkana’s first modest offering, called Gathering Friends, will act as a catalyst for the creation of self-organized circles of friends who are willing to offer steadfast support for one another.