Lenten Pilgrimage to Montgomery

On the grounds of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, America’s first national memorial to victims of lynching. Photo by Shaun Calhoun via Creative Commons.

from Deacon Barbi Click, diocesan Jubilee Officer

The systems of oppression, which allowed the terrorism of slavery, continue to exist today. We cannot change the past. However, we can work to dismantle those systems by which many continue to benefit and through which others continue to be oppressed. Through transformation comes reconciliation. In reconciliation, the healing process begins, allowing the necessary changes to be made. Our vows in Holy Baptism calls for us to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. Witnessing the legacy of slavery should profoundly call our hearts to remember this vow.

Please join the Lenten Pilgrimage to Montgomery as we journey together in community, April 3-6, 2019. We will reflect upon and be transformed by a visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. This museum and memorial are dedicated to the horrible legacy of racially motivated mob violence and lynching of African Americans.

Click here for more information on the trip and registration details.

Questions, email Deacon Barbi Click.

 

*** Taken from the Diocesan iSeek email sent out on Thursday, March 14, 2019 ***