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Wild Goose Festival is a transformational annual event grounded in faith-inspired social justice. Over the course of four days, there are hundreds of sessions focused on social justice, spirituality, the arts, and more.

This is the Year-Round Wild Goose Festival! Catch some of what you missed and maybe revisit a few personal highlights. Click here to keep up with the latest Goose News: http://wildgoosefestival.org/signup/

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Wild Goose Festival is a transformational annual event grounded in faith-inspired social justice. Over the course of four days, there are hundreds of sessions focused on social justice, spirituality, the arts, and more.

This is the Year-Round Wild Goose Festival! Catch some of what you missed and maybe revisit a few personal highlights. Click here to keep up with the latest Goose News: http://wildgoosefestival.org/signup/

    The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen

    The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen

    Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything—their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the ‘good news’ she had been taught. She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tumultuous place; one of depression and despair. And it was there that her perspective on everything changed. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen tells the story of what can happen when you dare to let go of what you think to be true; to shift the kaleidoscope and see new colors and dimension by way of broken pieces. Lisa’s eloquent, soul-stirring memoir brings you to a music stage before thousands of fans and a front porch where two people whisper words that scare them to the core. It is the story of how doubt can spark the beginning of deeper faith; how a baby born with a broken heart can bring love and healing to the hearts of many, and ultimately, how the hardest experience in life often ends up saving us.
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    • 41 min
    Rooted In Belovedness: Jesus, MLK, and You

    Rooted In Belovedness: Jesus, MLK, and You

    When counteracting the evils of this world we are subject to burnout, grief, and despair. We can also become dragons while slaying dragons if we succumb to anger and bitterness. When facing the backlash, discouragement, and disillusionment we often experience in the work of social justice, self-esteem is not enough, affirmation is not enough, a strong will is not enough to get us through, to keep us going, to keep us healthy. We must find our identities from higher and a deeper places. The paths of Jesus and King were filled with joy and suffering. The conditions for happiness were often absent. Like them, we must suffer and we must dig deeper for joy.
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    • 50 min
    The 701 Club with Helen Holy

    The 701 Club with Helen Holy

    While this title may sound slightly familiar from religious programming circles, let me assure you that my program is just a LITTLE bit better. Many have asked what to expect from this program. Overall, it will be a ministry of laughter and blessings. I will offer my Christian perspective on current events and the news of the day. You will hear special guests share their testimonies. There will be a time where I get to minister to many of you individually. I will share insight on scripture. And finally, you will have an opportunity to ask me anything on your mind which needs my inspired response. Lives will be changed. People will be touched. Decisions will be made. Hallelujah!
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    • 36 min
    Base Christian Communities for the 21st Century

    Base Christian Communities for the 21st Century

    In this episode Alexia Salvatierra shares lessons from Latin America on how to create intentional communities that heal the soul and change the world.
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    • 36 min
    Articulating the Biblical Goal to Social Justice

    Articulating the Biblical Goal to Social Justice

    Rob Wilson-Black and Adam Dyer discuss making connections, the right time for energy, and going about connecting resources to people to move agendas forward.
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    • 10 min
    Giving Ourselves The Privilege of the Doubt

    Giving Ourselves The Privilege of the Doubt

    What does an encounter that lasted only a few moments have to say about the deep, invested manner that we engage each other's pain, even when that pain is historically predictable? In the Gospel narrative of Thomas, we find a demand for proof of pain from Christ that informs the same privilege we hold dear--choice, at any cost. But what is the literal human cost of our doubt in the presence of a pain and enduring suffering that has always been there, and who pays it? Xavier Ramey, a community activist, international public speaker, strategist, and poet guides an interactive discussion on the privilege of doubt, a country swirling in a self-obsession with using interrogation as a form of relationship rather than compassion and faith as a guide, and how we continue to use ineffective tools to correct historical wrongs such as racism, sexism, and homophobia.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bec Crabford ,

Wildgoose Festival a Must for Justice pursing Christians and interfaith workers

Wildgoose Festival brings together practitioners of justice, artists, helping professionals, clergy, and interfaith activists. For those of us who’ve been asked to leave our traditional spiritual homes because of our pursuit of just practices, we’ve found healing and forged familial relationships. Settle down by the River, or Dance wildly by the Stage, or sit at the feet of Sages. This North Cackalacky mud is sacred. Come to where the Spirit, synchronicity, and substance commingle to revive and challenge us on to a better world.

RickM2 ,

Relevant and Important Content

Wild Goose Festival gathers some of the most relevant progressive speakers and authors in a setting and timeframe where it's impossible to absorb even 1/10 of the content. Now we can catch up on what we missed - on demand!

StephenCathy ,

Top Life Event

The Goose, this past summer, was one of my and my hubby’s top five life events! I can’t wait to relive many of the most powerful speakers I witnessed and visit the incredible moments I missed!

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