Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Climate Change: A Virtual Pilgrimage to Bangladesh
Global Ministries and the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) invite you to participate in a virtual pilgrimage to Bangladesh! Join us to learn about how people along the coastlines of Bangladesh are responding to the challenges of climate change, rising ocean levels, salination of land, frequent natural disasters, and consequent disruptions and displacement. Participants will learn about the following responses: climate-resilient agricultural practices, alternative skills training, and women’s initiatives for social and economic development. This immersion and interaction will be facilitated by the CCDB through a series of sessions of pre-recorded materials and live conversations.
Sign up today (see below for dates and program), and let us walk together in hope with our siblings in Bangladesh!
Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 in Southern Asia, the dates of the virtual pilgrimage will change. New dates and information will be communicated soon. Check back with us in the coming days, and thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Cost $25.00 per person
100% of the cost will go to CCDB for the production of pre-recorded materials, visits to various communities, and support of community projects.
Click here for mail and online payment. Please write “Bangladesh” in the designation box.
Orientation Session – January 20, 2022 7:00PM – 8:30PM EDT
First Pilgrimage Session – January 25, 2022 8:00PM – 10:00PM EST
Context of Bangladesh
Climate Change Challenges
CCDB Responses and Initiatives
Second Pilgrimage Session – January 26, 2022 8:00PM – 10:00PM EST
Voices from the Communities
Third Pilgrimage Session – January 27, 2022 8:00PM – 10:00PM EST
Our Shared Experience
Debriefing/Evaluation Session – January 28, 2022 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST
Contact Lorna B. Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Meeting links, resources, and detailed program will be shared with participants once registered.
This virtual pilgrimage is a collaborative effort between CCDB, the Southern Asia Office, and the People-to-People Pilgrimage Program.
Why a virtual pilgrimage?
“The virtual pilgrimage made rich connections to the sacred and active presence of God’s spirit in unexpected ways. [Distanced] sharing of bread and wine at God’s table was a powerful statement to the connections being made and the oneness of God’s people in ways unanticipated. Anywhere can become a place for an encounter with the Holy.” – Ed Evans, former virtual pilgrimage participant
“Thanks to the staff of Global Ministries in making this pilgrimage possible. This information was not only instructive, but I felt like a made new friends in Christ… I hope that there will be more opportunities like this.” – Ken Moore, former virtual pilgrimage participant
“I found the virtual pilgrimage to be much more than I expected. To have the translations made each day more meaningful. I also signed up to share the experience with our congregation conference in hopes to get more involvement in the future.” – Kenneth Crouch, former virtual pilgrimage participant.