Resources for congregations

A CUCC intergenerational racial justice trip to Georgia and Alabama, sponsored by our Do Justice ministry, occurred June 13-17, 2022.  We share these resources to assist congregations planning their own pilgrimage.

See photos and a brief description from the pilgrimage here

CUCC Racial Justice Pilgrimage Planning Guide here

Why are we going on this pilgrimage?

The intention is to create an experience through which we will learn about key parts of our American history that resonate today, examine this history as it relates to our current society and our lives through the lens of our Christian faith, deepen our faith and strengthen our CUCC community.

Trip details

The trip, including travel, took five days.  We carpooled in private vehicles.  Costs included travel, hotels, food and admission fees ($600 total).  Scholarship money was available for those who need assistance.

We visited…

Montgomery:  the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, The Legacy Museum, the Freedom Rides Museum, and the Rosa Parks Museum

Selma:  the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Birmingham:  16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Atlanta:  King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Park (including Dr. King’s boyhood home)

What’s next for the pilgrims?

After the pilgrimage, the pilgrims presented a program to the congregation, describing some of our experiences and what actions we proposed to further CUCC’s work for racial justice.  This page is one ongoing project:  a collection of resources for other congregations considering making a racial justice pilgrimage.

Those wishing to be part of the ongoing work of racial justice through CUCC are invited to participate in the Racial Justice Project, a group of CUCC’s Do Justice Ministry.


For more information

Contact trip organizers

Roger Manus 

Jim Smith

Śānti Matthews

I would like more information about planning a Racial Justice Pilgrimage for my congregation.

Contact Racial Justice Pilgrimage Team