March 4--11, 2024
Join Central Plains Outreach and Service Committee on a Mennonite Mission Network Just Peace Pilgrimage. Mennonite Mission Network will lead CPMC pilgrims in exploring what God is doing to bring about justice and peace in the world and the ways in which we can participate in such movements.
The idea of a pilgrimage has a strong foundation within Christian scriptures. In addition to numerous physical journeys and trials, fifteen of the Psalms were written specifically about pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Psalm 120-134).
Learn more about Civil Rights
You will hear first-hand reflections from people who participated in the civil rights movement as well as learn from others who help unpack the significance of the civil rights movement, the lessons we need to learn from it, and the way in which this is an ongoing struggle for justice and equality that this history both tells and invites us to participate in.
Your pilgrimage will begin in Atlanta and end in Jackson and include fellowship and prayer with Mission Network partners, guided walking tours and museums.
Due to a generous New Ministries Grant from CPMC, cost of participation in the pilgrimage is only $550 + airfare per person. CPMC will collect the trip costs. We anticipate that there will be scholarships and/or cost assistance available.
NOTE: This trip is limited to the first 12 people who sign up. Please sign up ASAP for more information about the trip.
The deadline to sign up for this trip is January 5, 2024.
Monday, March 4
Travel day to ATL
Begin with dinner together, review schedule, etc.
Tuesday March 5
Day in Atlanta: Racial justice tour of Sweet
Auburn District with Anton Flores
Drive to Montgomery
Wednesday, March 6
Tour of Montgomery with Jake Williams
Thursday, March 7
Morning: National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Afternoon: Legacy Museum in Montgomery
Friday, March 8
Morning: Tour of Philadelphia, MS, with Leroy
Clemons, story of Freedom Summer murders
Afternoon: Tour of Meridian with Gerald Hudson
Saturday, March 9
Tour of Jackson with Pastor Hugh
(Choctaw Churches joining with Open Door for a traditional meal and presentation on Saturday evening)
Sunday, March 10
11am Worship with Open Door Mennonite Church in Jackson
Optional Afternoon: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,
(Option to travel home in the afternoon if
Monday, March 11
Travel day home