Triangle of Hope Youth Pilgrimage
The Triangle of Hope is a covenantal community between the dioceses of Liverpool (England), Kumasi (Ghana), and Virginia dedicated to transforming the long history, ongoing effects and continuing presence of slavery in our world through repentance, reconciliation and mission.
Participants will prepare together through worship, prayer, study and retreats then travel as pilgrims to another diocese or host fellow pilgrims here in Virginia each summer for three summers. It is desired, but not required, that participants be present for all three years.
Ideal candidates are in 8th through 10th grade the year they apply which would enable them to finish all three pilgrimages by the summer after their senior year of high school. 11th and 12th graders will be considered.
Applications due by September 30, 2021, though applications received before this will be reviewed sooner. Selections are made on a rolling basis. We will consider late applications if there are spaces available.
Preparation and training for summer trips: November, February and April.
Liverpool leg: Summer 2022; Virginia leg: Summer 2023; Kumasi leg: Summer 2024.
We invite families who are interested to apply. DO NOT LET FINANCIAL SITUATIONS PREVENT YOU FROM APPLYING. We will work with all the accepted families to make the coming year's pilgrimage, and succeeding years, affordable. Diocesan contributions, parish/sponsoring organization contributions, and family contributions will be combined to cover expenses. The cost per person total (all contributions combined) is approximately $3500 per year involved. The committee will work with all accepted families to make this affordable as we aim to have as diverse a cross-section of students as we can.
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