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Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

October 28

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you on pilgrimage. Without memory, our existence would be barren and opaque, like a prison cell into which no light penetrates; like a tomb which rejects the living. If anything can, it is memory that will save humanity.

The day’s activities will include a Liturgy for Martyrs at the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, a tour of the Chestnut Grove School (founded in 1887) and the cemetery containing graves of slaves.

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$10 includes lunch.

Bus departs from St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Morrow, GA at 7 AM for pilgrims leaving from Atlanta. Pilgrims traveling from other locations should meet at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church (610 Epps Bridge Parkway) at 8:45 AM.

Without memory, our existence would be barren and opaque, like a prison cell into which no light penetrates; like a tomb which rejects the living. If anything can, it is memory that will save humanity.

-Elie Wiesel-


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