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Rev. William G. Sinkford's 2008 Pilgrimage to Africa

From November 4 - 24, 2008, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Reverend William G. Sinkford, Reverend Eric Cherry, Paula Cole Jones, and Maria Sinkford visited six African countries: South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. 

The four general goals of the journey were:

  • To learn from the experience and wisdom of leaders in Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu;
  • To meet with old and new colleagues among the Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists of Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa;
  • To learn from leaders of social justice and human rights organizations involved in diverse struggles, including: LGBT Rights, HIV/AIDS, Slavery, Women's Rights, and Anti-Privatization;
  • To visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and witness to the Atlantic Slave Trade: Île de Gorée.

Please browse these links to Reports, Photos and Videos,  News Stories and Blogposts about the Pilgrimage.


Photos and Videos

News Stories

  • Read about the UUA delegation's meetings with members of the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
  • Read about Rev. Sinkford's visit to the Triangle Project, the leading organization serving and advocating for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people in South Africa.
  • Read about Rev. Sinkford's meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa!


...from the Pilgrimage on Rev. Sinkford's Blog

For more information about the journey, please contact the UUA's International Resources Office.

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Last updated on Thursday, August 2, 2012.

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Rev. Sinkford's pilgrimage to Africa began on November 4.

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Children at a Kenyan Unitarian children's center.

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