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Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Location: Important sites in the struggle for civil rights in Nashville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Memphis.

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NIC 2023 Civil Rights Pilgrimage

  • What: A historical and educational tour designed with intent and discernment to help journey-goers take action against racism. Each day will include a debriefing session and advocacy training sessions will be conducted.

  • When: April 26, 2023 - May 1, 2023

  • Where: Important sites in the struggle for civil rights in Nashville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Memphis

  • Why: Participants will educate and advocate in their church and communities.

  • Who: Any NIC UMC Lay or Clergy interested in vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, and systemic equity leading to action. Youth and teens welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Cost: $599 per person Double Occupancy, $999 Single Occupancy

  • Other occupancy options are available.

Questions? Email Amania Drane

We have reached our maximum number of participants for the 2023 NIC Civil Rights Pilgrimage. However, we've started a waitlist so that if an opening becomes available, we’ll notify you. Please click on and complete the “Join The Waitlist” below to be added to the waitlist.

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Full payment due on March 15.
Full refunds minus a $25 administrative fee are available until 3/15.

Pilgrimage orientation will occur on Sat., April 1 at 10:00 am. More information will be sent to the registered participants.

More about the Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage goals

  • Provide a safe yet courageous space of listening and engagement which bridge our faith perspective and an understanding of the UMC Social Principles about the sin of racism.
  • Promote advocacy work by providing tools, resources, and training to help participants become educators and advocates in their church and community.
  • Create a reflective and supportive space to minimize the trauma of this pilgrimage by having prayer, quiet time, and opportunities to unpack what has been learned and experienced.

Learn more about the Pilgrimage and find more resources here.

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