On November 8, 2008 Reverend William G. Sinkford, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will embark on a 15-day pilgrimage to six African countries: South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.
The four general purposes of this journey are:
- To meet with old and new colleagues among the Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists of Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa,
- To learn from the experience and wisdom of leaders in Truth and Reconciliation work in South Africa, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
- To learn from leaders of social justice and human rights organizations involved in diverse struggles, including: LGBT Rights, Fair Wages, HIV/AIDS, Women's Rights, and Socially Responsible Investing,
- To visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and historic witness to the Atlantic Slave Trade: Île de Gorée.
There are a variety of ways that Unitarian Universalists and UU congregations can participate in this journey (see uua.org for examples). One opportunity is to participate in the "Propose a Question" Contest