Apologies – I never thought I would quote a Lionel Ritchie song in the title of a blog post but there you go! But we are excited to let you know about Fiesta in London in July which will be a festival for pioneers and others involved in making a better world especially in their communities. The programme is looking really good with a mix of talks, fantastic food, entertainment, spirituality, workshops. It’s being hosted in Earlsfield where Johnny Sertin on our team lives and he is taking the lead on pulling it together. It’s also really cheap at £40 – though you need to find your own accommodation – but hopefully you know someone in London you can blag a sofa or bed from for the weekend?! Back in the old days (!) of emerging church and alternative worship there were some weekend festival type gatherings that felt really significant and important spaces so we’re am excited to see this landing. As the wider network of pioneers grows with new hubs and centres we hope that we’ll be able to add a festival type gathering into the mix each year. So this is the first. You can sign up here and it will be a great event to invite others in your networks and communities to. Looking forward to it! The details are on the web page linked to above but the dates are July 12-14 and there are no day tickets so you need to get a weekend one.
ANVIL journal of theology and mission
Volume 38 issue 2 is out now, focused on sustainability in mission. With articles on African eco-theology, community organising and apophatic spirituality.