The fourth Annual Wild Goose Festival: Not necessarily something you think that Religion & Faith Director Sharon Groves and I would be into. But what if you knew that it was over 3,000 people gathered at the "intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art”? Now you get it.
The festival in Hot Springs, NC, opened today and I’m happy to say that our tent is close enough to see the main stage where the Indigo Girls will be playing. Wait, did I forget to mention that part?
In addition to the outstanding musicians - including my niece, Suzi Brown, the reason I learned of Wild Goose in the first place - Wild Goose inspires interfaith, intercultural and interclass dialogue, and welcomes those who are “captivated and challenged by the call of radical humanity, and who seek to celebrate diversity and promote the common good”.
Today I met an amazing array of individuals from Toronto to Oklahoma, from all faiths & backgrounds. It was a bonus to see Religion & Faith intern alum, Chris Parks. I’m looking forward to a full day of amazingness tomorrow, including a discussion that Sharon organized and is moderating, “We Are All One": Southern Faith Leaders Re-framing the Work for Freedom and Justice.” Blessed be.