Just Peace Pilgrimage
South Africa

South Africa Pilgrimage

Chapter 2 -- South Africa

13 days
Just Peace Pilgrimage





https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/just-peace-pilgrimage/South Africa/10/South Africa Pilgrimage

Date: October 15-28, 2024; the optional safari extends the trip to November 1

Cost: $2,500, plus travel to departure city; the optional safari is $1,000

Registration deadline: April 15

South Africa Pilgrimage will explore the long history and legacy of colonialism and apartheid, which was a political social engineering project based on racial segregation. 

This pilgrimage will focus on the social constructs created around race and how they so thoroughly defined, and continue to define, South African society. We will:

One element of apartheid was the way its social construct emerged out of a particular theological foundation and imagination. To struggle against and ultimately overcome apartheid, the South African church had to confront not only the racial segregation and its socio-political construct that became apartheid’s most defining element, but also its theological assumptions. 

We can accommodate 20 people and those who took the United States Civil Rights Pilgrimage will recieve priority registration.

The $2,500 costs includes airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport and transportation in South Africa, lodging, meals, and entrance fees to museums and parks. The optional safari in Krueger National Park is an additional $1,000. The safari option will extend the trip to November 1.

Sample itinerary—South Africa Pilgrimage

Day 1

Day 2

Arrive in Johannesburg

Dinner and conversation

Day 3

Tour Apartheid Museum

Lunch: Vilakazi Street

Day 4

Day 5

Tour of Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria

Lunch with Mzwandile Nkuth, Anabaptist Network in South Africa coordinator, and George Jacobus van Wyngaard, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, University of South Africa

Dinner with Piet Meiring, professor emeritus, University of South Africa, and former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Day 6

Day 7

Fly to Cape Town 

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Tour Cape Town in The Warehouse’s mobile classroom

Day 11

Day 12

Worship with a local congregation

Tour Stellenbosch winelands

Day 13

Guided tour in Stellenbosch

Day 14

Fly to Johannesburg

Fly to Washington Dulles Airport (for those not taking the safari)

Day 15

Day 16

Safari in Kruger National Park

Day 17

Travel to Johannesburg

Fly to Washington Dulles Airport

For more information or to register, please email Arloa Bontrager.


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