Just Peace Pilgrimage

United States Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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8 days
Ages 18+, families of all ages
Just Peace Pilgrimage





https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/just-peace-pilgrimage/United States/10/United States Civil Rights Pilgrimage

You will learn about the struggle for dignity and humanity from museums, significant places and powerful memorials. 

You will also hear first-hand reflections from people who participated in the civil rights movement as well as learn from others who help unpack the significance of the civil rights movement, the lessons we need to learn from it, and the way in which this is an ongoing struggle for justice and equality that this history both tells and invites us to participate in. 

Your pilgrimage might begin in Tennessee or Georgia with visits to places like the National Center for Human and Civil Rights. Then travel to Alabama and Mississippi for fellowship and prayer with Mission Network partners, guided walking tours and museums.

Sample itinerary—U.S. Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Day 1 (Tuesday)

Travel to Atlanta 

Dinner with Casa Alterna 

Day 2 (Wednesday)

Human and Civil Rights walking tour of Atlanta 

Afternoon: Travel to Montgomery  

Evening: Check-in and debrief 

Day 3 (Thursday)

National Memorial for Peace and Justice 
Legacy Museum in Montgomery

Evening: Check-in and debrief 

Day 4 (Friday)

Tour of Montgomery and Selma 

Afternoon/Evening: Check-in and Prep for Friday: review story of Freedom Summer murders and watch Neshoba: The Price of Freedom 

Day 5 (Saturday)

Tour of Philadelphia, MS, story of Freedom Summer murders 

Dancing Rabbit Treaty Site 

Meal and contacts at Nanih Waiya Mennonite Church 

Evening: Check-in 

Lodging at Pine Lake Camp 

Day 6 (Sunday)

Worship with Open Door Mennonite Church in Jackson 

Conversation with folks from Open Door 

Evening: Check-in 

Day 7 (Monday)

Jackson or Memphis 

Evening check-in and ending celebration 

Day 8 (Tuesday)

Travel day home  

Pilgrims set out not so much to assist strangers but to eat with them. They journey in the wisdom about transformation held in the Rwandan proverb “if you cannot hear the mouth eating, you cannot hear the mouth crying.

- From The “Practice of Pilgrimage” by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, Reconciling All Things, 2008.


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