Follow Fr. Kevin On The Civil Rights Tour

Follow Fr. Kevin On The Civil Rights Tour

Follow Fr. Kevin On The Civil Rights Tour

Follow Fr. Kevin and the members of the Downtown Interfaith Senior Clergy on their Civil Rights Tour of the South!

Any updates we receive from the group will be posted here, as well as on our Facebook page, and the Downtown Minneapolis Interfaith Senior Clergy Facebook page.

An excerpt from Father Kevin's January 15 bulletin article, detailing the journey:

"I will be traveling this week with the Downtown Interfaith Senior Clergy as we do a Civil Rights tour of the South. We will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama. We will be attending a Martin Luther King Jr Service, and visiting the King Center and other sights around Atlanta. In Birmingham we will visit the 16th Street Baptist Church and other public memorials. We will stop in Selma and visit the Edmund Pettus Bridge and move on to Montgomery to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. There will be eleven of us traveling so keep us in prayer. We will be reporting via Facebook everyday of the trip, please journey with us in this way. I am unsure what this trip will mean to me but I am open to seeing, listening, reflecting, learning and sharing. I hope to learn how Martin Luther King Jr and many others served as prophets through their witness to the truth and how today, in word and deed, we can keep moving forward, advancing the Kingdom of God."


Father Dan Griffith at the Basilica wrote a blog post about this upcoming trip, click HERE to read it!

 

DAY ONE - Monday, January 16, 2023

Click HERE to see pictures of the group's arrival for events at the King Center this morning.

Click HERE to view photos from the day's event : It Starts with Me: Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems.

All smiles for this Interfaith group! Click HERE to see the group on their way out from the event.


DAY TWO - Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Click HERE to see Fr. Kevin's photo from the MLK program in Atlanta.

Click HERE to listen to the Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis - from Plymouth Congregational Church here in Minneapolis - reflect on yesterday's events!

"Lunch in Birmingham before we head to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute" - click HERE to view the photo.

"Today we drove to Birmingham and visited Kelly Ingram Park, the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Powerful experiences. Tomorrow we head to Selma and Montgomery." -Laurie Feille, First Christian Church.  Click HERE to view photographs shared from the group.

The Rev. Dr. David Breeden, from First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, wrote a reflection after visiting the 16th Street Baptist Church. Click HERE to read.

To read a reflection written by Fr. Daniel Griffith, from the Basilica of Saint Mary, about Tuesday's events click HERE.


DAY THREE - Wednesday, January 18, 2023

To read a reflection written by Rev. Peter Nycklemoe from Central Lutheran Church, click HERE.

To read a reflection about Wednesday's events, written by Fr. Daniel Griffith from the Basilica of Saint Mary, click HERE.


DAY FOUR - Thursday, January 19, 2023

To read a reflection written by Father Kevin Kenney, click HERE.


AFTER THE TRIP - LOOKING BACK

To watch a video reflection from Temple Israel, click HERE.

To read a reflection written by the Rev. Dr. Laurie Pound-Feille - of First Christian Church in Minneapolis - written on Saturday, January 21, click HERE.

Click HERE to read a poem written by the Rev. Dr. David Breeden, from the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis.

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