The connection between Carnival and Christmas

Caption: A window into the characters of the Carnival de Resistance midway by Jay Beck With three days to go before we gather to celebrate Christmas together, we are reaching out to invite you to support the work of Carnival de Resistance. With nine days to before the end of…

Plans for 2015 & 2016

Refining, Strengthening, Deepening! We are bringing the ‘Carnival Crew’ together for theological reflection, skill sharing, performance training, and creative refinement of our productions. We are presenting a weekend of Carnival performances in Charlotte, NC Sept 18th-20th. Throughout the year, Jay and Tevyn continue to perform, teach and…

Plans for 2015 & 2016

Refining, Strengthening, Deepening!

  • We are presenting a weekend of Carnival performances in Charlotte, NC Sept 18th-20th.
  • We are bringing the ‘Carnival Crew’ together for theological reflection, skill sharing, performance training, and creative refinement of our productions.
  • Throughout the year, Jay and Tevyn continue to perform, teach and lead worship at a variety of events across the country, including: the US Social Forum, Tevyn performing at Seizing an Alternative for an Ecological Civilization, Jay leading a men’s retreat and performing at Church of the Saviour’s ‘Celebration of the Land’ at Dayspring.
  • Jay and Tevyn continue to study with elders in faith-led justice movements and will attend the Word & World school in Detroit.
  • We are converting the “Carnival bus” to run off of waste vegetable oil and continue the work of making the bus an alternative energy demonstration project.

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Carnival Testimony

Sarah Thompson was part of our powerhouse Carnival team. Now, she has taken the position as director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, a radical and faithful group of folks doing non-violent resistance and solidarity work in active conflict zones. Here is some of her experience of…

The Tale of the Carnival (and its incarnation in Harrisonburg)

I’ll tell you a tale,
wide as the sky, deep as the sea,
please suspend your disbelief
and consider with me…
The Holy Game that wheeled in
and planted down like a dream,
among us in the year
of two thousand thirteen.
 
Now you must know the world was dark,
markets consuming at a fast clip.
The resources of the Earth
were being plundered and out-stripped.
To help the monster of our economy
survive a depression,
politics were run by profit,
amplifying ancient transgressions
 
Systematic oppression and war crimes
were barely making news.
The awful costs of this way of life
were often hidden and diffuse.
People refusing to wake up
while political upheaval became the norm.
People were clinging to denial
while Climate Change was pounding us with storms.
 
But in this dark time
a light burned with persistence,
as a traveling band sought to embody
the Carnival de Resistance
 

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On site in Harrisonburg

Hello friends. Most of our updates are happening at: www.facebook.com/carnivalderesistance We gathered on Tuesday, rode into Harrisonburg Thursday night, were greeted with such warmth by members of Trinity Presbyterian, and continued to set up the fairway and camp all day Friday. The Spirit has been…

Thank You!

To all who spread the word about and contributed to our Indiegogo campaign: Thanks so much for your contribution to the Carnival de Resistance! We finished our campaign with $11,654 dollars and feel honored that you chose to help us raise this significant amount! It…

Indigogo Campaign → Live and Growing!

Hi there friends, this is a friendly reminder to check out our Indigogo Campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/carnival-de-resistance As of today, the Carnival is 38% funded with 21 days left to go. Please visit the page above, and share with your friends and networks to help us…

Up and Running!

Welcome to the Carnival de Resistance site; have a look around! Over the coming months we’ll be working on many elements of the Carnival, from “peculiar performance platforms” to “portable permaculture potties.” We will update occasionally here along the way. The culmination of this work will be the…

Indiegogo Fundraiser Coming Soon!

Carnival organizers and editors are plugging away at a campaign to raise funds to help with the costs of putting the Carnival Together. Sign up for our email list (bottom right) for updates. Announcements will also be made on this site and our facebook updated…