Greenbelt has found its way – and I’ve never been more proud to be part of it

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Image by Drew McLellan for Greenbelt Festivals

Has Greenbelt lost its way? Some of my friends think so. After this weekend, I want to say loudly and surely, no. Greenbelt has found its way again and I have never been more proud to be part of it.

This weekend at the festival of arts, faith and justice I saw an attempt to act on the audacious gospel notion that all are loved and valued equally in the sight of God, regardless of colour, religion, gender, age, sexuality and physicality. The most dramatic example was the communion. It was truly breathtaking in its ambition and achievement.

I was moved to tears, as others were. And I was so glad my kids were there to see this: so that they could know that this is who we are, this is what we do, this is how we see things and act upon them; this is the way our faith overturns the so-called wisdom of the world, with radical love and outrageous grace. Continue reading “Greenbelt has found its way – and I’ve never been more proud to be part of it”