Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope

During spring reading week, the Center for Reconciliation leads a student pilgrimage to Richmond, Va. and Baltimore, Md.

Pilgrimages of Pain and Hope provide intensive experiential learning for Duke Divinity School students interested in exploring reconciliation ministry through contextual learning trips to specific locales where deep societal brokenness has been met with a vibrant and holistic Christian witness to the possibility of justice, healing, and wholeness. Recent pilgrimage groups have spent time learning from New Song Urban Ministries, a church-based Christian community development ministry in inner-city Baltimore, and from Hope in the Cities, an interracial multi-faith network that has played a significant role in transforming Richmond, Va. from a symbol of racial division to a model for reconciliation.  

If you are interested in learning more about the pilgrimage and taking part this year, stop by the Center for Reconciliation or contact Mary Jo Clancy.

“[The pilgrimage] for me was a true revelation. I saw it as a place for me to really see what reconciliation looks like.”

– Angela January, M.Div.’12