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Sankofa

A Journey Toward Racial Righteousness

Sankofa is a word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. It means San (to return), ko (to go) fa (to fetch, seek, and take). The bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back embodies Sankofa’s meaning. Sankofa attests that we must look backwards (into our history), before we can faithfully move forward together, in the present and future. The Sankofa experience does just this, by exploring historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement, connecting the freedom struggle of the past, to our present realities.

Sankofa is an invitation to understand race as a critical component of our Christian discipleship. It is an interactive, spiritual formation, pilgrimage that equips Christians to pursue racial righteousness inside and outside the church. This relational journey traces the history of race in the U.S., and tangibly equips believers to begin living into the church’s mission to be ambassadors of reconciliation.

Registration is Open!

March 12-15, 2020 - Click here to Register.

Your seat will not be reserved until we receive your $200 deposit payment, due by January 1st. We cannot issue refunds for deposit payments.

Click here to pay online or mail a check to:

The Evangelical Covenant Church
Attn: Love Mercy Do Justice
8303 W Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631

Sankofa registration cost:
$475 for participants from Covenant churches
$550 for participants from non-Covenant churches

Our next trip will take place October 15-18, 2020. Registration for this journey will open Spring 2020. To add your name to our waitlist for the October 2020 journey, please email Lmdj@covchurch.org.

Other questions? Email Lmdj@covchurch.org or call 773-596-2489

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