Wow, what a great time we had at the Wild Good Festival in North Carolina just south of Chapel Hill, this past week. The Wild Goose is the Celtic symbol for The Holy Spirit. The Forgiveness Foundation had an exhibit there. There were passionate presenters, many exhibits that addressed important social issues, plus uplifting art and music. I was happy to know that there were followers of Jesus of all ages who where socially and environmentally concerned about what is happening in the US and around the world.
The Forgiveness Foundation’s work was, of course, warmly received. It was a joyful and enlightening experience for those of us who where there from the foundation, and, I think for everyone there. This was the first gathering like it in the US for Progressive Christians. The Greenbelt Festival in the UK has been rolling along now for 30 years doing this, last year it had 21,000 in attendance of all ages.
I believe that next year instead of 1500 people, there will be many many more showing their concern for social justice, environmental issues and faith. It was a fantastic gathering to help us gain strength in our individual causes by finding help for and from others, especially the all important aspects of positive regard and encouragement.
I was the keynote speaker at the Wholistic Women’s Empowerment Experience in Durham, NC, last week on Saturday, the 23rd of October. It was centered on the Spiritual Journey. My appreciation goes out to the organizer, Deborah Webb, for putting such an emphasis on Forgiveness. What a great group of women. They were very open and responsive to my talk and presentation. We had a good time. Thank you Deborah and all the women who attended.
Dr. Jim had a great 50 minute live interview on the benefits of forgiveness on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on the program “Emotional Fitness” on KCLU-FM, the NPR affiliate in Ventura county, CA. (Santa Barbara area). The interview was with the noted psychologist, Dr. Barton Goldsmith, and Dr. Steven Trudeau.
Interview with Call Katie Whiteside about the book, How to Forgive When You Can’t: The Breakthrough Guide to Free Your Heart & Mind. KHSU-FM is owned by Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA area.
News Talk with Mark Cope, Host. Interview on the press release “Tough Times + Unconcerned Kids=Frustrated Parents: Why—and How—to Nip Resentment in the Bud” and the book.” KXYL-FM Brownwood, Texas
“Mid-Day On Air Personality” Bonnie Simon host, Interview discussing forgiveness and the press release “Tough Times + Unconcerned Kids=Frustrated Parents” KATQ Radio Radio broadcasts in the Minot – Bismarck, ND and Montana area.
Christian Heimall of WRHU-FM discussing the “Tough Times + Unconcerned Kids=Frustrated Parents: Why—and How—to Nip Resentment in the Bud” press release and the book. WRHU-FM broadcasts from Hofstra University to surrounding Long Island, NY communities.
Terri Hall, Host of KXLO-AM and KLCM-FM broadcasts to the Lewistown, MT area on “Tough Times + Unconcerned Kids=Frustrated Parents: Why—and How—to Nip Resentment in the Bud”
“Environmentally Sound” w/Bob Lebensold host, Discussing forgiveness and Resentment. WVOX from Westchester County just north of New York City.