The 2019 Spirit & Place Festival, November 1-10, celebrates, explores, challenges, and provides time for reflection on the theme of R/EVOLUTION!
The Latin revolutio and evolutio are separated by a single letter. The first means “a turn around,” implying swift or abrupt transition. The second means an “unrolling,” or “opening,” suggesting gradual transformation or blooming. Regardless, it’s all about change! What do history, geography, art, science, astronomy, sociology, religion, political science, and culture teach us about both revolution and evolution? What new ways of being, seeing, and doing are blooming and evolving around the world? What contemporary issues—in our backyard and elsewhere—are calling out for revolution?
“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” – Dorothy Day, social/religious activist
“Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain.”—Tom Robbins, writer
In its 24th year, the festival continues to highlight the power of collaboration through independently organized events that use the arts, religion, and/or humanities as tools for shaping individual and community life. The festival is 10 days long and event partners, formats, and locations change with each offering.