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FAITH & POLITICS CONGRESSIONAL PILGRIMAGES

Since 1998, Congressman John Lewis and The Faith & Politics Institute have led ten bipartisan, interfaith Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimages to Alabama.  These events have afforded over 120 members of the U.S. House and Senate this unique journey through the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Described by many participants as one of the most valuable experiences they have had while in Congress, the pilgrimages bring people together across political, religious, and racial lines, offering opportunities for engaged and reflective dialogue on the value of the Civil Rights Movement and its meaning for us today
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ABOUT THE FAITH & POLITICS

For nineteen years, The Faith & Politics Institute has served hundreds of members of Congress and congressional staff by offering experiential pilgrimages, reflection groups, retreats and public forums.

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, we are dedicated to doing this work with the Congress because of their ties to a broad constituency and their leadership in local, national and global policy. Our belief is that our commitment to a relatively small but influential group of people will ultimately reach many
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Visit WWW.FAITHANDPOLITICS.ORG  for more information concerning The Faith & Politics Institute.  For questions concerning the 11th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, contact Nelson Watkins at nelson@faithandpoltics.org or call 202-546-1299.




THE PARTICULARS

  • March 4 - 6, 2011
  • Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama
  • For Members, Senators, and invited guests
  • Click here to review the letter to those participating

Enjoy this 7 minute video from the 2010 Congressional Civil
 Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama.




FRIDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS - in Birmingham
  • Visit to the 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Guided walk through Kelly Ingram Park
  • Tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHT - in Montgomery

  • Tour the Rosa Parks Museum
  • Dialogue at the Dexter Avenue Church and First Baptist Church
  • Wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial
  • Visit to the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dinner and program at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

SUNDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS - in Selma
  • Worship at the Brown Chapel AME Church
  • March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge