Fall 2022 Pilgrimage Planning Session

February 23, 2023

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Pilgrim Meeting

pilgrim follow up meeting group

Sixteen pilgrims of the Faith and Justice Pilgrimage to St. Louis met to talk about their experience October 20. A pilgrim is supposed to visit, pray, and be changed by the places they visit. So, we talked about what we expected from the experience, how we were touched by various events throughout the day and what impact that had on us. We learned that we have been exposed to new ways of seeing or thinking about the world around us.

Our group is considering ways we can continue deepening our faith and increasing our commitment to seek social justice. Here are upcoming events you may want to consider:

October 30 – Get a ticket for the 4:00 pm showing of the movie Till at AMC on the westside. Watch the true story of Emmett Till’s mother’s 14 year journey to get justice for the death of her son, Emmett Till and then meet us for a discussion at Hacienda afterwards. Contact Brenda Meyer at 812-457-5529 or bmeyer@evdio.org.

November 5 –Crossroads Christian Church, at 10800 Lincoln Avenue, is offering a Poverty Simulation exercise starting at 9:00 a.m. Contact John Heflick at 812-858-8668 for more information.

All Saints and Mt. Olive Galilee Pilgrimage committee is starting to plan for future pilgrimages based on the St. Louis pilgrim’s feedback. We have started planning for a 1-day pilgrimage in late spring 2023 to Cincinnati to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. There is interest in traveling south to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Memphis in a longer 3 or 4 day pilgrimage in the fall of 2023. We expect to offer shorter ½ day programs to the African American Museum and other locally important justice sites as well. More information to come.