A year ago this week, in September 2022, more than 75 Moravian pastors, candidates for ministry and licensed lay pastors from the Northern and Southern Provinces visited Montgomery, Alabama, for a four-day Pilgrimage Toward Racial Justice and Healing. In addition to several days of training and discussion, the group visited the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was pastor during the height of the Civil Rights struggle in the 50s and 60s. They also visited the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the Legacy Museum, and the Memorial for Peace and Justice.
We asked a group of the participants to tell us about their pilgrimage and what it meant to them. Many thanks to the Rev. John Jackman of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. for producing this video.