CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
stay tuned for new date in 2019
November 1-6, 2018
MACBF invites you to join a group of pilgrims on a journey of spiritual practice and a visit to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery.
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 a 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 by September 25 - space is limited.
Email Trisha.MACBF@gmail.com for more information.
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.