Song and Story Fest Focuses on Eco-Justice

(April 9, 2007) — This summer’s Song and Story Fest, an annual intergenerational camp for all ages co-sponsored by On Earth Peace, will be held at Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center in Burbank, Ohio. The theme for the June 24-30 event is “The Arc of the Universe: Bending Toward Eco-Justice?”

The fest is scheduled as a pre-Annual Conference event, concluding the morning of the day on which Annual Conference starts in Cleveland.

Ken Kline Smeltzer coordinates the fest, which is in its 11th year. The event features Brethren musicians and storytellers. This year’s leadership includes a number of Brethren speakers, story tellers, and musicians, along with the groups Shen Fine and Mutual Kumquat.

On the schedule are intergenerational gatherings, worship, family time, recreation, story swaps, music-making, evening campfires, concerts, a folk dance, and workshops for adults, children, and youth.

Registration includes meals, and is based on age: adults pay $220; teenagers pay $180; children ages 6-12 pay $150; children five and under are welcome at no charge; maximum fee per family is $660. Daily fees are $40 per person, $100 per family, including meals. Registrations post-marked after June 1 will be charges an additional 10 percent as a late fee.

Register at Contact Barb Sayler at On Earth Peace for information about financial help, 502-222-5886 or


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