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.

Register for Sankofa: October 3-6, 2019

Registration is OPEN for our October journey! Please fill out this form to register. We can guarantee your seat once we have received your $200 deposit due June 1st, 2019. Space is limited so we encourage you to send your deposit in as soon as possible. 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:
$450 for participants from Covenant churches
$525 for participants from non-Covenant churches

Registration with a partner is encouraged, so if you still need to identify a partner, please coordinate those details before your register. Partners should be different ethnicities from one another, but the same gender (partners will share a hotel room). We look forward to journeying with you! Questions? Email: or call 773-596-2489