Open Out

Commencing 1: The Edge Effect

September 28, 2020 Bill Millar / Lesley Harrison / Nobuko Iwai Season 2 Episode 1
Open Out
Commencing 1: The Edge Effect
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Open Out
Commencing 1: The Edge Effect
Sep 28, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Bill Millar / Lesley Harrison / Nobuko Iwai

We begin our second season by looking at the critical elements in the lives of folk who are  part of communities that are opening out, actively engaged in the process of opening themselves to welcome those who are somehow different. In our first episode we look at The Edge Effect in faith communities that are currently asking 'what could happen when strangers meet?'.

The Edge Effect describes the fertile and creative zone created when two or more ecosystems meet, unique biological environments that allow new life forms to develop, and old life forms to morph. To help us focus, we draw on material from NPR's podcast, Hidden Brain,  that itself looks at the Silk Road Ensemble and the vibrancy created when different musical forms intersect. Then we explore whether churches, or other faith communities, can and have experienced something of that same energy - in conversations with Lesley Harrison [pastor at Knox Winnipeg] and Nobuko Iwai [pastor at Grosvenor Park Saskatoon], both diverse, intercultural faith spaces, both located in prairie provinces, historically fertile ground for Canadian diversity.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)

Show Notes

We begin our second season by looking at the critical elements in the lives of folk who are  part of communities that are opening out, actively engaged in the process of opening themselves to welcome those who are somehow different. In our first episode we look at The Edge Effect in faith communities that are currently asking 'what could happen when strangers meet?'.

The Edge Effect describes the fertile and creative zone created when two or more ecosystems meet, unique biological environments that allow new life forms to develop, and old life forms to morph. To help us focus, we draw on material from NPR's podcast, Hidden Brain,  that itself looks at the Silk Road Ensemble and the vibrancy created when different musical forms intersect. Then we explore whether churches, or other faith communities, can and have experienced something of that same energy - in conversations with Lesley Harrison [pastor at Knox Winnipeg] and Nobuko Iwai [pastor at Grosvenor Park Saskatoon], both diverse, intercultural faith spaces, both located in prairie provinces, historically fertile ground for Canadian diversity.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)