Calling New England Pilgrims!
Have you been waiting for the 2020 New England Pilgrimage? We are planning our fourth pilgrimage led by Rev. Jon Luopa for the week of October 5, 2020. We will discover our New England roots in Boston, Cambridge, Concord and Fruitlands, MA. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested and have questions.
Rev. Luopa is a scholar of the New England Transcendentalists and the early history of American Unitarianism. Join University Unitarian pilgrims and read the speech Emerson gave in 1838 to newly minted seminarians from the same Harvard pulpit he gave it from and learn why it caused such a stir. Visit Thoreau’s cabin, swim in Walden pond and experience how a man who never had a steady job influenced Gandhi, MLK Jr. and the environmental movement. Walk through beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery, the burial site of many prominent UUs. Read the words of Margaret Fuller, one of the first American feminists. Visit Orchard House where the recent “Little Women” movie was set. In Boston, see where William Ellery Channing, Theodore Parker, the Peabody sisters and other influential reformers spoke out for racial, gender, social and environmental justice.
Join this year’s pilgrimage and risk being transformed.