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.

Sankofa Spring 2018 - Closed

Registration for Sankofa May 17-20 is CLOSED, we have reached full capacity. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate more participants at this time! Please email to inquire about adding your name to the waiting list for the May 17-20 trip, or for information about Sankofa Fall 2018.

Sankofa registration cost:
$450 for participants from Covenant churches
$525 for participants from non-Covenant churches

Payments can be made online or mailed by check to:

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

Registration with a partner is encouraged, so if you still need to identify a partner, please coordinate those details before your register. We look forward to journeying with you! Questions? Email: or call 773-596-2489