|SFTS Building Relationships at Wild Goose|
San Francisco Theological Seminary will be part of the third annual “Wild Goose Festival” in Hot Springs, NC, August 8 – 11, The festival, which is described as a community gathering at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art, invites individuals to talk, listen, eat and camp together. The event also seeks to unite individuals as equals, captivated and challenged by the call of radical humanity, and to celebrate diversity and promote the common good.
SFTS Director of Enrollment. Rev. Elizabeth McCord, will represent San Francisco Theological Seminary and plans to connect with prospective students and alumni during the weekend of conversations, community and fellowship, and to build relationships between SFTS and the larger community.
“The Wild Goose Festival will allow SFTS to reach outside traditional avenues and build relationships by crossing denominational lines and reach into grassroots communities,” said McCord.
The inspiration for Wild Goose came from a festival called “Greenbelt” in England, which focused on spirituality and social justice. Inspired by this festival, spiritual leaders, musicians, and artists in the United States hosted the first Wild Goose in 2011. Their goal was to create gatherings that inspire justice and activism through music, speakers, performances and informal conversations.
McCord will be joined by SFTS students and alumni, and looks forward to hosting an SFTS exhibit at Wild Goose festival.
“At Wild Goose, SFTS will reach beyond traditional church settings and denominational lines to build relationships in this grassroots community,” added McCord.
For more about the Wild Goose Festival visit their website at www.wildgoosefestival.org