Some of you are aware of the fantastic Greenbelt Festival in the UK. For the past months Iâ€™ve been part of the planning for something similar here in North America. A group of us have put together a survey in a way to listen to wider range of important diverse voices as we continue with the phase 2 of this project.The following is a short description and a link to the survey. It will only take you 10-15 min. Your input is very valuable. Survey Link
The festival may feature:
Art & Creativity â€“ lots of good music, visual arts, dance, participatory
Justice & Mission â€“ green, organic, immigration, poverty, peace, race, etc.
Worship â€“ new & emerging, denominational, and festival-wide services
Spirituality â€“centering practices and disciplines that deepen spiritual life
Community â€“ all ages, kids & families, safe spaces, economy of generosity
Learning â€“teaching each other how-to, workshops, theology, learning commons
â€”Weâ€™re putting together a festival thatâ€™ s unique, real, transformative and fun! We would really like your opinions as we take the next step in creating the festival. The festival was created by a diverse design team – half people of color, half white, half women, half men from all across North America.
Check it out! The festival is your adventure â€“ you write the script, you decide how you want to participate and contribute. Curious about music that connects your creative energies and yearnings for spiritual connection? We hope to have bands likeâ€¦ Sufjan Stevens, Derek Webb, Jennifer Knapp, Briertone, Starflyer 59, Woven Hand, Jeremy Enigk, Ulali, Janni, Harvard University Kuumba Singers (Gospel), Lakita, Jars of Clay, Moby, and Tye Tribbett.
Our hope is that the festival will have an impact on North American culture â€“ a gathering so different that it makes a whole new something available in North America. It will bring together a unique and diverse mix of people, offer something that is transformative for individuals, help people explore living out their spirituality or faith in the world â€“ through social activism and green living – and help make fresh expressions of Christianity available to a broader range of people. Social justice and high quality music will be at the core â€“ music for a variety of audiences. Weâ€™re expecting that one-third to one-half of the participants will be people of color, half in their 20â€™s, one-fourth in their 30â€™s, one-fifth â€œspiritual but not religiousâ€ and folks from a wide variety of Christian faiths and other traditions.
Please take a moment to complete the survey. Your opinions are really important to us!
Just click on the survey link – Survey Link