During an April 2023 Civil Rights Pilgrimage, the group traveled to Montgomery, Alabama where their tour guide, Jake Williams, led them to the Civil Rights Memorial Center, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The memorial "honors the martyrs of the movement." Photo credit: Tom Sawin
By Jane Morrow
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Mennonite Mission Network is scheduling trips for groups and individuals to participate in new educational, eight- to 10-day pilgrimages in the United States, during which they will explore what God is doing to bring about justice and peace and ways to participate in such movements. 

Mission Network invites your family, friends, Bible study class and youth group to join in, to learn together how to walk in solidarity and appreciation of life.

Cost for the pilgrimages varies based on the size of the group and length of the tour, and includes orientation activities, travel during the pilgrimage, lodging, food and admission tickets.

"Pilgrims return home as new people. Changed by their journeys, they change the world where they live."*

Autumn 2023 Just Peace Pilgrimage

Christ at the Borders Pilgrimage

While at the United States-Mexico border, we seek to better understand the realities and implications of migration, including the causes and how churches or communities of faith are responding.

Racial Justice Pilgrimage

Explore the history, significance and ongoing implications of the civil rights struggle in the United States.

Chapter 1: United States Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Learn about the struggle for dignity and humanity from museums, significant places and powerful memorials in Tennessee, Georgia, and more.

Three additional Racial Justice Pilgrimage chapters are being organized, and registration for those will begin in summer 2024.

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

Just Peace Pilgrimage homepage

Christ at the Borders homepage

United States Civil Rights Pilgrimage homepage


Mennonite Mission Network is a global nonprofit enterprise that leads, mobilizes and equips congregations to join God's reconciling work, so that God's healing and hope flow through everyone in the world. 

To schedule a pilgrimage, contact Stephanie Weaver, Global Partnerships Program Administrative Support at StephanieW@MennoniteMission.net.

 

 

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