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 backward taking an egg off its back embodies Sankofa’s meaning. Sankofa attests that we must look backward (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 invites the Church to understand racial righteousness as a critical component of our Christian discipleship. This immersive discipleship pilgrimage equips believers to participate in the kingdom mosaic and pursue biblical justice. Sankofa empowers participants to become ambassadors of reconciliation inside and outside the church. Find a partner and join us on the bus!

Registration is Open!

Our next trip will take place October 14-17, 2021

  • The trip will now start and end in Atlanta, GA (please note: this is a change from previous trips which started/ended in Chicago, IL).
  • This trip is being offered for the same price as before ($475 for Covenanters, $575 for non-Covenanters) but will now feature additional destinations and an additional night of lodging!
  • For the safety of the bus drivers, vendors, and any with pre-existing health considerations, we are asking all participants to upload a picture of their Covid vaccination card(s) at time of registration.
  • Other questions? Email Lmdj@covchurch.org or call 773-596-2489