On November 8, 2008, Reverend William G. Sinkford, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), will begin a 15-day pilgrimage to visit six African countries: South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. View Map The four general goals of this journey are:
- To meet with old and new colleagues among the Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists of Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa,
- To learn from the experience and wisdom of leaders in Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
- To learn from leaders of social justice and human rights organizations involved in diverse struggles, including: LGBT Rights, Fair Wages, HIV/AIDS, Women's Rights, and Socially Responsible Investing,
- To visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and witness to the Atlantic Slave Trade: Île de Gorée.
- Learning about the people and places he plans to visit,
- Reading news stories, reports, and blogposts; viewing pictures, and watching video recordings produced during the journey,
- Joining one of the live, interactive Sunday School web-casts with Reverend Sinkford during the pilgrimage,
- Participating in the “Propose a Question” contest.