University Ministries

The Sankofa Experience

The Sankofa Experience at North Park University combines readings, films, classes and community meetings concerning social constructions of race and how they impact other identities. Individuals from various backgrounds come together to explore the theological, political, and cultural dimensions of racial reconciliation and human wholeness. The experience culminates in a 60-hour bus pilgrimage (modeled after the historic freedom rides) across the United States where participants grapple with what it means to become a beloved community.

The Sankofa program is financially supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment. University Ministries, in partnership with North Park Theological Seminary, is able to offer this program to students at a substantial discount thanks to this funding.

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