Civil Rights Pilgrimage – open to all

Professors Jim Melson and Trisha Miller Manarin invite you to join us in November on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage. It is open to all

We know our country continues to battle the sin of racism, classism, sexism and many other -isms. MACBF along with our partner the Cornelius Corps will engage in a time of spiritual practice leading up to our departure date. We will prepare ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ, not simply tourists learning more about American history. Our pilgrimage will introduce us to people living and dead who have impacted the world with the goodness of the Gospel.

A charter bus will depart from Northern Virginia on Thursday evening getting us to Alabama Friday morning. In addition to visiting these historic sites, we will be hosted by Rev. Reginald Brown of South Elyton Baptist Church. Rev. Brown is remarkable servant of God who has helped integrate public schools as well as pastor a local congregation. Our journey will take us to Selma and Montgomery. We will stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and quietly experience the new Memorial for Peace and Justice and we will stop and pray along the way.

Sites of Interest:

16th Street Baptist Church
Civil Rights Institute
Edmund Pettus Bridge
National Memorial for Peace & Justice
Civil Rights Memorial

Approximate Cost $575 plus meals

$250 deposit due Sept 15 – space is limited

Departing by bus Thursday evening, returning Tuesday (election day) evening. You will need to vote via absentee ballot.

Children over 10 years old may attend with a parent. Teens must be accompanied by a fellow church leader or parent.

***Those who need an advocacy rotation may contact Prof Manarin to earn credit for participating in the pilgrimage and doing an additional assignment tmanarin@leland.edu ***

For more information, please contact Professor Trisha Miller-Manarin

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