For millions of fans the world over, it’s difficult to accept: The historic 2010 World Cup, hosted by South Africa, has drawn to a close. Nearly two weeks ago, an unforgettable closing ceremony at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium featured Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel, marking the close of the most-watched World Cup yet.
What is the appeal? Many cultures came together to celebrate the magic of being human; if you felt envious of the macro-level community-building that took place in South Africa, you have the opportunity to be part of something that we hope might embody a similar spirit (albeit smaller scale) happening right here in the US next June.
The Wild Goose Festival – location to be announced very soon – will be taking place June 23rd-26th. We will be hosting fearless voices from around the world and across North American spirituality, featuring radical Christian artists and practitioners as well as those from across the faith spectrum. Keep those vuvuzelas in hand! (But maybe let’s see if we can find a way to make them a bit quieter…) We’ll see you soon.