The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage is the principal outreach ministry of Church of the Pilgrims. Set up like a hostel, The Pilgrimage welcomes groups up to 40 people and puts people into contact with the poor and low income of Washington, DC through experiential learning projects. Programs are set up for Pilgrimage groups to work in soup kitchens, food banks, urban gardens, and homeless shelters.

It is through this hands-on work that groups learn about the reality of being poor and hungry in our nation's capital, that justice must be experienced, and that justice must be lived out by a way of life. Our educational programs also incorporate workshops to help Pilgrimage participants integrate their experiences with their faith and knowledge.

Our hope is to build communities where people are invested in eradicating hunger, homelessness, and poverty with a deep understanding of the myths, stereotypes, and systemic structures that create these inequalities.

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The Mission of the Pilgrimage

It’s The Pilgrimage’s mission to help young people and adults connect their faith with social awareness and action. Through a pedagogy based on service, interactive programs and reflection, we seek to embolden and empower young people and adults toward lives that strive for a more equitable and just world.