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Regent College Partners with Creative World Festival on Aug 10-12 in Mission

August 03, 2012
A significant number of Regent alumni, students, and sessional faculty are participating in the event as main-stage speakers, workshop facilitators, and partners in creative events.

Regent College is proud to be an official partner in the second annual Creative World Festival, which takes place in Mission, BC on August 10–12, 2012.

Creative World is “a grassroots arts and justice camping festival with speakers, musicians, and workshops.” The festival is focusing on awareness-building around justice issues, and on art and creativity. “Art and creativity are at the heart of this festival and we're excited to provide a space for you to let loose, tap into that creative spark within, and worship God through your senses.”

connect with Regent at the event:

Meet and Greet with Regent College at The Watershed Cafe
Saturday August 11, 12 pm

Regent College Book Tent
Saturday August 11, 1 pm–7 pm
Sunday August 12, 10 am–12 pm

A significant number of Regent alumni, students, and sessional faculty are participating in the event as main-stage speakers, workshop facilitators, and partners in creative events. We celebrate the fact that so many of our graduates have gone on to be actively involved in works of great creativity and justice.

Regent grads speaking on the main stage:

Joyce Rees, a former Regent student, served as the director of Jacob's Well, a relationally-focused ministry in the downtown eastside of Vancouver, and is currently exploring what it means to serve the poor in suburbia.

Cheryl Bear (MDiv 2004), from the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation (Bear Clan) in the Carrier Nation, is an international speaker and recording artist who works to raise awareness of the value and uniqueness of our Indigenous people and our culture.

Regent grads and faculty facilitating workshops:

Bob Ekblad, one of Regent’s sessional lecturers this fall, is executive director of The People’s Seminary in Burlington, Washington, a theological training centre tied to Tierra Nueva (a ministry to Mexican migrant farm workers, gang members, inmates, ex-offenders, and their families).

Dr. Jonathan Wilson (MDiv 1995), Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College and frequent lecturer at Regent, will be teaching an introductory workshop at Creative World entitled "Justice 101—What the Bible Really Says About Justice."

Dr. Sharon Smith (MCS 2004) completed her PhD in rehabilitation sciences at the University of British Columbia. She is the co-founder and co-executive director of Sanctuary, a non-profit that assists church communities to become places of welcome and care for people living with mental illness. She also assists mental health professionals to integrate spirituality into mental health care.

Jodi Spargur (MDiv 2003) is part of God's House of Many Faces, “a church that squats in spaces offered or unoccupied, attempting to be faithful to love God and our neighbour.”

Don Cowie (MCS 2006) is the lead pastor at Mosaic, “a church in inner city Vancouver whose vision is to live as if everyone matters.”

Regent grads, students, and staff at Art and Creativity:

We Make Stuff will be facilitating creative workshops at the event. This “creative community that is forming around a book,” which will feature 100 Christian artists from the Lower Mainland and will be launched in November this year, includes current Regent student Naomi Lippett and Lookout Gallery Coordinator Ali Cumming.

Pacific Theatre, directed by Ron Reed (DipCS 1982), will be performing live theatre.

festival tickets and information:

Visit the Creative World website.

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