Facing the Truth in Alabama: Reflections from Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019

1/17/2019

In early January, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford traveled together to Alabama to retrace the steps of civil rights leaders.

The trip, dubbed the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019,  was spearheaded by the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT), the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Community Relations Council, and Faith Congregational Church and Immanuel Congregational Church, both in Hartford.

United Church of Christ representatives included Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi, Immanuel Congregational Church Senior Pastor the Rev. Kari Nicewander, Immanuel Associate Pastor The Rev. Isaac Lawson and Faith Congregational Church Pastor Stephen Camp.  Their reflections on the trip are posted here:

Camp and Nicewander will discuss the trip tomorrow (Jan. 18) on FOX61 Morning News between 9 and 10 AM.

Reflections

Seeing Is Believing - Stephen Camp

I Felt Fear. But We Shall Overcome - Isaac Lawson


To Tell the Truth: Reflections on Alabama - Kari Nicewander

You Can't Change What You Don't Acknowledge - Kent Siladi

 


Some of Kent's photos can be seen here.


News Coverage of the trip:

In Honor of Martin Luther King Day, CT Jewish Ledger, Jan. 15, 2019

Selma Tourism Impacted by Government Shutdown, Alabama News Network, Jan. 4, 2019

Local Interfaith Leaders to Retrace Civil Rights History, We-Ha.com, Dec. 27, 2018