250 brave souls tented through three cold nights to have a discussion about the alternative peace-making way of Jesus. A huge variety of speakers from a range of peace-making backgrounds were contributing including Dr Chris Marshall from Victoria University and Matt Anslow, the founder of the non-violent refugee movement in Australia, ‘Love Makes A Way’.
Amidst a powerful conversation about Christ’s call to non-violence there was also plentiful espresso made by young people from Zeal’s two social enterprise cafes, a barn dance hoe-down, a bonfire singalong and creative activities like screen-printing, hula-hooping and tie-dying.
Next year’s festival will be held over Waitangi weekend with the theme of Reconciliation. We encourage anyone and everyone to come to this challenging and unique weekend.