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Re-imagine what Pilgrimage means in 2022

For most people, pilgrimage is associated with remote, rural, ancient or ‘thin’ places like Iona or Lindisfarne. Whilst these very much have their place, they do not help with the task of discovering holiness, transformation or encountering God in more modern, urban, everyday environments. If we journey with forgotten, economically marginalised communities, can they become sites of pilgrimage, encounter, hope and transformation? 

To mark Church Action on Poverty’s 40th anniversary in 2022, we are organising a series of Pilgrimage at the Margins events in different locations across the UK, each hosted by a local partner church or community organisation. We will listen to and amplify the truths revealed by people and communities on the margins of British society, sharing their vision of the kind of future they want to see for themselves and the neighbourhoods, and standing in solidarity with them in speaking truth to power about the wider changes that are needed to help bring this about.