New story FESTIVAL 2019 headliners

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NADIA BOLZ-WEBER

Lutheran “pastrix", New York Times bestseller, author of “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.”

CHARLES EISENSTEIN

Speaker, podcaster, and author of “Climate: A New Story” & “Sacred Economics.”

OVER THE RHINE

Americana musicians, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist “create spaces where good things can happen.”

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KAITLIN CURTICE

Native American Christian mystic and writer who explores the sacredness of the human condition in everyday language.

REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

Zen priest working at the bleeding edge of embodiment, mindfulness and justice-centered liberation.

CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

Austin-based “Ameri-Chicana” singer-songwriter finding beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions .

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RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM

Hip hop artists Chaka and Qi Dada (husband and wife) represent a significant first in the "Live Music Capital."

BRIAN MCLAREN

Activist and author of “A New Kind of Christianity.” Co-creator -- along with New Story Festival co-host Gareth Higgins -- of The Seventh Story and its companion children’s book, Cory and the Seventh Story.

new story festival contributors

Visit our Program Areas page for more on the eight themes of the New Story Festival.

Visit our Schedule page for more details on specific sessions and contributors.

And view and download our beautiful full-color 76-page print program for all these details and more!