Both a celebration and fundraiser, this dinner was the capstone event of BGST’s 30th Anniversary.
Human flourishing is where social, spiritual, and physical conditions come together to allow people in society to grow fully into all that they can be. The biblical concept of Shalom encapsulates this, where people live in love and harmony with God, the land, and one another. Throughout history, the arts have played a vital role in this endeavour.
To begin our reflections, Dr. Greenman spoke on Human Flourishing & the Arts. This was followed by a conversation with three artists - Constance Fourie (dance), Aaron Lee (poetry), and Wendy Wong (visual recording) - on how the arts can help realize God’s Shalom in our society. As an expression of this theme, there was an exhibition and silent auction of art pieces including sculptures, paintings, and ceramics.
The Dinner was also be an opportunity for us to share how we want to bring about flourishing in all that we do.