Billed as an intersection between justice, spirituality, and art – The Wild Goose Festival is poised to make Year Two its best yet.
Gareth Higgins has been working on this U.S. version of the epic U.K. Greenbelt festival that is aimed at helping real people have real conversations about really important topics from which no one is excluded.
If you’re thinking about taking your family, a group from your church, or just curious about how God is planting a 4-day community on a farm in North Carolina this summer, you’ll be inspired by Gareth’s words.
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On a farm – on June 21-24 in Shakori Hills, NC – Gareth Higgins will help host thousands of pilgrims who will attend a 4-day weekend aimed at bringing us all closer to a world of non-violence and peace. Here are my notes from the interview:
Exile and Return
It’s the theme for this year – where promoting the common good is the goal. Through intentional concerts, talks, and open space conversations Gareth wants to see people grow in their devotion to bringing Christ’s vision of peace to the world.
You Can Meet a Celebrity!
Actually, you can even have dinner with one. Gareth says collapsing the gap between the famous and the not so famous is an intentional goal at Wild Goose 2012, which will include many venues for small group conversations where everyone is welcome.
All Gifts Welcome
In an analogy that’s not lost on congregational development, Gareth says Wild Goose will invite everyone to share their gifts, hear sermons, worship, pray, and engage their spirituality around important topics.
About Gareth Higgins
The Executive Director of The Wild Goose Festival, Gareth is a writer and activist from Northern Ireland, now living in North Carolina. Having been involved in Greenbelt, the inspiration for Wild Goose, for several years, he’s excited to be part of the team nurturing into being this new gathering of music, art and conversation at the intersection of justice and spirituality. He blogs at www.godisnotelsewhere.wordpress.com, and co-presents the award winning movie podcastwww.thefilmtalk.com.
Sponsors I Mentioned
Chalice Press has published a new book called a book called The Hyphenateds: How Emergence Christianity is Retraditioning Mainline Practices. It includes pieces written by many people who will be at the Wild Goose Festival – in fact Chalice Press is a proud sponsor of this event. Check out the Hyphenateds at chalicepress.com or wherever fine books are sold.
Are you headed to the Wild Goose festival? Thousands of campers are headed to the beautiful hills of North Carolina June 21-24. Wild Goose is a festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality, and art. Some of this year’s guests are Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, and Shane Claiborne. ChurchNext is a proud sponsor – find out more at wildgoosefestival.org