Faith Church and Other Leaders Take Civil Rights History Trip

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 ShutdownAlabama News Network, Jan. 4, 2019

Local Interfaith Leaders to Retrace Civil Rights History, We-Ha.com, Dec. 27, 2018

Reflections

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