People-to-People Pilgrimages Postponed in 2022
After a careful process of discernment, COVID-19 risk assessment, and consultation with area offices and international partners, Global Ministries has decided to postpone in-person pilgrimages for the remainder of 2022.
The People-to-People Pilgrimage Program will not organize, sponsor, or promote in-person pilgrimages this year, mainly due to varying travel bans and restrictions, sudden global increase in cases, disproportionate access to health care and COVID-19 vaccines, and the increased burden placed on global partners to maintain the health and safety of visitors.
The Program hopes to organize in-person pilgrimages in 2023 and continues to offer virtual pilgrimages to remain present and in community and solidarity with our siblings around the world. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!