Pilgrimage and Religious Heritage
For centuries, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and members of other religious communities have made pilgrimages to holy sites as a way to deepen faith and renew themselves.
The experience of travelling together to places of great historical and religious significance is transformative. Participants return with a new sense of their place in a historical tradition, a renewed commitment to their local faith and local congregation, stronger bonds with fellow sojourners, and a great understanding of other people and traditions.
Visionary pastoral leaders organize pilgrimages and faith heritage travel programs to make religious history come to life, make tangible the formative events of their faith heritage, and shed new light on contemporary religious practice.
PROGRAM IDEAS INCLUDE
Pilgrimages to sacred sites and lands
Journeys to explore the life, times and vision of saints or historical leaders
Ecumenical and interfaith programs to places where religious traditions intersect
Young adult and youth pilgrimages
Come Explore The Lives and Times of The First Generations of Christians
Celebrate the Heritage of Catholic Tradition and Spirituality in Inspiring Historical Settings
Explore Distinctive Features of Anglican Spirituality, Liturgy in the British Isles
Presbyterian and Reform Heritage
Walk in the Footsteps of Great Reformers in Switzerland and Scotland to Discover the Roots of the Presbyterian Church
Travel to Germany to Meet Martin Luther and Gain an Appreciation for the Context and Reasons Underlying the Events of the Reformation
Travel to England to Visit the Places and Meet the People Who Gave Rise to a Methodist Form of Ministry and Christian Life
Create Opportunities for Dialogue and Understanding Between Religious Traditions
Faith Heritage Series
Drawing on the expertise of scholars and pastors, Illume’s programs introduce participants to the first generations of Christians.