Joy for its Own Sake
The Greenbelt Christian Music Festival as a Place
Where Faith, Arts, and Justice Meet
available to people of all faiths and no faith
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Joy for its Own Sake
Science does indeed adequately account for the mechanisms at play in our cosmic story. But lurking just under the surface of that objective account pulses a living light, made visible in the experiences and emerging consciousness of a cosmos groping toward expression, toward greater compassion and heightened experience. God's lure, the invitation to optimal living, is that hidden light, secreted away and lurking just beneath the facts of our objective world.
The Greenbelt Festival
Greenbelt Festival is a festival of arts, faith and justice held annually in England since 1974. Greenbelt has grown from a Christian music festival with an audience of 1,500 young Christians to its current more inclusive festival attended by around 20,000 - Christians and those from other faiths and none.
Reimagining Christianity for the Present Moment
Greenbelt is a collision of the arts, faith and justice. Engaged with culture, inspired by the arts, sustained by faith, we aspire to be an open generous community reimagining the Christian narrative for the present moment.
Holding beliefs that embrace rather than exclude
Our history is firmly rooted within a Christian tradition which is world-affirming, politically and culturally engaged. Ours is a belief that embraces instead of excludes. And, as such, the festival is family-friendly celebration, inclusive and accepting of all, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, background or belief.
For People of Faith and No Faith
“Greenbelt is an inspiring and fascinating celebration of social justice, breaking down barriers between those of faith and no faith. It’s not only good fun – it lifts the hearts of all of us who believe in a better world.”
Transcending mere Realism
There is a dispiriting hopelessness that can easily creep into human life: We have a deadening sense that we’ve seen it all; we've done it all; we've been there before; life doesn't change; we're really the same as we were last year; the same as we were the year before. And that sense of the endless repetition of sameness has a word for it in English. We call such a position “Realism.”
A Covenant with Life
Yes to the song of the universe and no to the bully in the sky.
Why not an Ecological Civilization?
Pando Populus is a platform for people who care about big ideas and the Earth. Our aim is to create an ecological civilization.We’ve taken our name from the largest and oldest organism on the planet — a giant quaking aspen tree, spread over more than a hundred acres, thousands of years old, connected by a single root system.Various movements and organizations focus on one aspect or another of ecological concern. We endorse and celebrate their work.