Justice, Spirituality and the Arts: The Wild Goose Festival 2011

Modeled after the nearly 40-year-old annual Greenbelt Festival in England, The Wild Goose Festival, recently held in Shakori Hills, N.C., was described by organizers as an opportunity for followers of Jesus to celebrate justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival, though, was open to all, regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation. "What we all share is this sense that there is this spiritual dimension to life that we want to live from and work from," Brian McLaren, a pastor and one of the festival organizers." Secondly, we're all interested in issues of justice and the common good. My little summary for it is that we're concerned about poverty, the planet and peace. And I think we all share the sense that the arts play a key role in this."

July 13th, 2011 14:53 pm

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