Join Angela and FRB at the Wild Goose Festival

Join Angela and FRB at the Wild Goose Festival

A river runs through our town here in Bend, OR and there are always wild Canadian geese floating along it. At least, growing up, we always referred to them as Canadian geese.  I have since seen them all over the United States so I suppose they really are North American geese. What I always loved about Canadian geese is their easy ability to cross borders, to see the world from a much wider perspective, to land where the food looks plentiful and the waters are inviting.

August 31 to September 2 is the Wild Goose Festival West, being held for the first time in Benton County, OR about an hour south of Portland. In their own words, “The Wild Goose is a Celtic spirituality metaphor that evokes unpredictability, beauty, and grace. The festival resonates with this image because we recognize that in the current climate of religious and political division and lack of civility, 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 questions, and the other. In that spirit, in an informal setting, and in the context of creative and respectful relationships, we invite you to imagine a new world with us.”Just as I imagine geese flying high above our own microcosms, seeing the world with a wide angle lens, I will take FRB to the Wild Goose Festival West to explore new ways of imaging the world, news ways of thinking about development, of working alongside small farmers and of engaging across continents and across backyards.

If you are in the area, please come by. My husband and I will be camping out at the festival grounds and will have a big “FRB” on our tent. We will also have a table set up during the day. We look forward to open and honest discussion about how we might imagine and be catalysts for a new world in which poverty and hunger are no more. Tickets are available for the entire weekend or by the day. If you purchase tickets before August 15th use discount code WGWPARTNERINVITE for 15% off.

Angela Boss, FRB staff 

Wild Goose Festival Video

08/13/2012 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment