News Coverage and Reflections of the Alabama trip:
In early January, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford traveled together to Alabama to retrace the steps of civil rights leaders.
The trip, which has grown from members of Faith Congregational Church and its sister congregation, Immanuel Congregational Church, was co-sponsored by and included travelers from the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Community Relations Council. The Alabama trip included visits to new civil rights museums (The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which commemorates 4,000 lynching victims, opened to the public on April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama) as well as the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma (the sight of Bloody Sunday), the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham. United Church of Christ representatives included Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi, Immanuel Congregational Church Senior Pastor the Rev. Kari Nicewander, Immanuel Associate Pastor The Rev. Isaac Lawson and Faith Congregational Church Pastor Stephen Camp.
In Honor of Martin Luther King Day, CT Jewish Ledger, Jan. 15, 2019
Selma Tourism Impacted by Government Shutdown, Alabama News Network, Jan. 4, 2019
Local Interfaith Leaders to Retrace Civil Rights History, We-Ha.com, Dec. 27, 2018
Seeing Is Believing– Stephen Camp
I Felt Fear. But We Shall Overcome – Isaac Lawson
To Tell the Truth: Reflections on Alabama – Kari Nicewander
You Can’t Change What You Don’t Acknowledge– Kent Siladi