As usual there was an amazingly varied mix of stimulating talks, music to suit all tastes, worship of all styles, performing arts, comedy and film. The central part of the racecourse is taken up with stands and displays by a large number of organisations.
Christian Aid is a major partner of
The picture shows the outgoing director of Christian Aid, Daleep Murkaji being interviewed.
It’s always hard to choose who to go and listen to, and the Greenbelt queues can leave you a little frustrated when the venue can't hold all that want to get in, but highlights for me included Alistair McGrath discussing how we can engage the new atheism and with Richard Dawkins in particular, Bishop Gene Robinson talking about sexuality and spirituality, John Bell of the Iona Community encouraging us to see the concept of sabbath as a time for both us and the whole of creation to rest and recover, and Royksopp, the Norwegian electro/pop group who headlined the main stage on Saturday night.
There was also a strong theme about the situation in
I spent time each day working alongside those on the
I’m surprised that more Methodists are not aware of or have never come to