Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank you for visiting President Sinkford's Pilgrimage blog

During Reverend Sinkford's journey to six African countries you'll find reflections, photos, video recordings and other media posted here.

Before the journey begins, individual UUs and UU congregations are invited to:
And, be sure to make plans to join Reverend Sinkford in one of the three live and interactive Sunday School Webcasts during his journey.

As Reverend Sinkford makes final preparations for the pilgrimage, your caring thoughts and prayers for a transformational journey are gratefully appreciated.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Interactive Map of the Pilgrimage

On November 4, 2008, Reverend William G. Sinkford, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), will begin a 15-day pilgrimage to visit six African countries: South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

Please click on the map below to find resources associated with each stop on the pilgrimage.

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More Information about the Pilgrimage

The goals for Reverend Sinkford's pilgrimage include:

* to meet with old and new colleagues among the Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists of Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa,

* to learn from the experience and wisdom of leaders in Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu,

* to learn from leaders of social justice and human rights organizations involved in diverse struggles, including: LGBT Rights, Fair Wages, HIV/AIDS, Women's Rights, and Socially Responsible Investing,

* to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and symbolic center of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Île de Gorée.