The Common Good

Grab Your Birkenstocks, Ukeleles and Pup Tents: The (Wild) Goose is Loose!

The Goose is on the loose, ya'll.

Today organizers of the 2012 Wild Goose Festival (June 21-24 in Shakori Falls, N.C.) released the groovtastic video below (with special guest apperances by Sojo homies Gabriel Salguero, Lynne Hybels, David Wilcox, Father Richard Rohr, Brian McClaren, Phyllis Tickle, Richard Twiss, Jim Wallis and more!) to whet your appetite for four days of music, art, literature and curl-your-toes GRACE.

"We are absolutely surrounded by grace," McLaren says. "If we're cynical, the grace will overcome our cynicism."

Amen, brah.

So, what, exactly, is Wild Goose?

Well, according to the festival organizers: The Wild Goose is a Celtic metaphor for the Holy Spirit. We are followers of Jesus creating a festival of justice, spirituality, music and the arts. The festival is rooted in the Christian tradition and therefore open to all regardless of belief, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, denomination or religious affiliation.

In adopting the image of the Wild Goose we recognize that in the current climate of religious, social and political cynicism, embracing the creative and open nature of our faith is perhaps our greatest asset for re-building and strengthening our relationships with each other, with our enemies, with our stories, our texts, and the earth. In that spirit, in a festive setting, and in the context of meaningful, respectful, and sustained relationships, we invite you to create with us!

Pretty cool, huh? Learn more about the Wild Goose Festival's history HERE.

This year’s lineup will begin to be announced starting February 28th — and we promise, it's a humdinger.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW, JUST CLICK RIGHT HERE.
 

Are you a Friend of the Goose? (Would you like to be?)

If you’ve been to Wild Goose or are a friend of the festival, why not invite your friends to check out this video by posting it on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr or Blog.

1. You can click here to share an easy, pre-written tweet inviting people to check out the video.

2. You can click here to share a pre-set video link on your Facebook page.

3. You can email a friend or email list using this pre-written subject line.

4.  You can embed the video on your blog or other pages by pasting the following code into your HTML:

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/36375347?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0″ width=”650″ height=”366″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

 

 

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