Registration for the Midwest Conference Sankofa journey on November 5-8, 2020 is now open and can be accessed through this link.
From the Evangelical Covenant Church Website: “Sankofa is a word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. It means San (to return), ko (to go) fa (to fetch, seek, and take). The bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back embodies Sankofa’s meaning. Sankofa attests that we must look backwards (into our history), before we can faithfully move forward together, in the present and future. The Sankofa experience does just this, by exploring historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement, connecting the freedom struggle of the past, to our present realities.
Sankofa is an invitation to understand race as a critical component of our Christian discipleship. It is an interactive, spiritual formation, pilgrimage that equips Christians to pursue racial righteousness inside and outside the church. This relational journey traces the history of race in the U.S., and tangibly equips believers to begin living into the church’s mission to be ambassadors of reconciliation.”
There is also a Sankofa journey that leaves out of Chicago in March and is led by the denomination as opposed to our Midwest Conference. For more information go to https://covchurch.org/justice/racial-righteousness/sankofa/