Fifty years ago this August, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a 26-year-old white Episcopal seminarian was gunned down in Hayneville, AL, while working to help register African Americans to vote. He is one of many saints and holy people remembered in the Episcopal Church. An annual pilgrimage to Hayneville honors him and other martyrs of the 1960’s civil rights movement. The 2015 pilgrimage is on August 15.
The St. Thomas Outreach Council, with support from our adult formation ministries, plans several activities leading up to the pilgrimage.
Dr. Catherine Meeks, chair of the Diocesan Beloved Community: Commission on Dismantling Racism, will lead a discussion at 9:30 about Jonathan Daniels. She will also meet with St. Thomas and convocational leaders over lunch that day to discuss the work of the Diocesan Commission on Dismantling Racism.
See Flyer in List View for all events leading up to Pilgrimage.