The Soteria Community School
Soteria Community School (formerly the Servant Leadership School) is a place for timely education, creating spaces for diverse classrooms of people to learn from each other and discuss difficult topics in an effort to raise the consciousness of our community.
Spring Courses begin Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
New Executive Director
Julian "Jay" Forth is the new Executive Director of The Festival Center. Jay studied at Duke Divinity School and first came to our community in 2007 when he interned at Joseph's House and The Potter's House. Graduating from Duke in 2009 with a Master of Divinity, he returned to DC to work with Jubilee Jobs and then as a tenant organizer at the Housing Counseling Center. He is currently a board member of The Potter's House.
One of The Festival Center’s core programs, Discipleship Year is a year-long residential experience that actively engages volunteers with issues of social justice and servant leadership, placing participants with organizations that have the pursuit of a more compassionate and just world at the core of their mission.
Parr Dialog/Lecture Series
On Friday, January 27, 2017, Wes Granberg Michaelson offered the following talk at the Parr Lecture Series at the Festival Center. Since it deals profoundly with our own spiritual struggles at this time in the history of our country, we thought it was so important we are with Wes's permission, reprinting it here.