Pilgrimage of Truth and Justice
Registration is now open for our church-wide pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, on August 3-5. CLICK HERE for more information.
The purpose of this journey is to acknowledge the living legacy of white supremacy in our country, learn the history of white racial violence in our state from Reconstruction to Jim Crow, and confess our participation in the systems and structures of racial oppression. The pilgrimage is centered on a visit to the recently opened memorial to victims of lynching.
Our preparations will involve Wednesday evening study throughout the summer.
Participants will be asked to commit to reading two books,
- In June: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by the black liberation theologian James Cone, and
- In July: Just Mercy, the memoir of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
We will also familiarize ourselves with EJI reports on racial violence and explore the history of lynching in our own community.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree is now available on the table outside the Family Parlor for $23.
Please join Pastor Cameron at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 6, to begin our study in preparation for the pilgrimage.