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Wild Goose Festival 2012 (PHOTOS)

Posted: 06/28/2012 2:24 pm

About 2,200 people flocked to the rolling hills of Pittsboro, N.C., last week for second annual Wild Goose Festival, held outdoors at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center from June 21-24.

Inspired by the Greenbelt Festival in the United Kingdom and rooted in the Christian tradition, the event brought together activists, artists and believers for four days of creativity, social justice and theological discussion.

The "Wild Goose" is a Celtic metaphor that signifies the Holy Spirit. See a slideshow of the festivities below.

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  • A Wild Goose Festival attendee crosses a footbridge near the "Peace Garden" at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center on June 22, 2012, the second night of the four-day festival in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

  • Participants in the Wild Goose Festival dance to the music of Ryan Sollee/Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets on June 22, 2012, the second night of the four-day festival, held at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

  • A wooden cross sits among water bottles in a performers' area behind the main stage at the Wild Goose Festival, held June 21-24 at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

  • Singer/songwriter Kristen Leigh performs on June 22, 2012, the second evening of the four-day Wild Goose Festival, held at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

  • Interfaith minister Stacy Grove (center left) and Rabbi Raachel Jurovics (center right), of HeartSpace Spiritual Resources, present and discuss a Torah that survived the Holocaust with Wild Goose Festival-goers on June 22, 2012, the second afternoon of the four-day festival, held at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

  • Matt Watts, 26, relaxes in his hammock on June 22, 2012, during the four-day Wild Goose Festival, held at the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro, NC. (Photo by Lauren Pond for The Huffington Post)

 

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