How to Create a Justice Pilgrimage for your Campus

How to Create a Justice Pilgrimage of your Campus


Why Create a Justice Pilgrimage for Your Campus?

Students want to understand the real stories behind their campuses. On a Justice Pilgrimage, we can help students see how Jesus brings healing and justice to people and to places.  

Students who already want to live justly will experience Jesus’ perspective of their campus, which is filled with both beautiful and ugly moments in its history. Other students will get a glimpse at InterVarsity’s holistic view of the gospel. They will learn about their campus history and grow their discipleship with Jesus using spiritual exercises.

A Justice Pilgrimage is a great first step to help Christians and non-Christians alike experience God on campus and learn what it means to be a part of your InterVarsity community.

In this resource you will find:

  • A step-by-step guide that you can use to create a justice pilgrimage unique to your campus context.
  • An real-life example from College of William and Mary in Virginia
  • Spiritual exercises that you can also lead your group in during the Pilgrimage

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Kate Denson has been on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 2007. She has served as campus staff at Georgetown and George Washington Universities in Washington DC and has directed the Washington DC Justice Program since 2010. She has been a licensed DC tour guide since 2013 and developed her own small business “Justice Walks DC” where she leads walking tours for local schools, churches, and workplaces that experientially engage current and history justice realities. She has a masters from Fuller Seminary.

Angelo graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying Molecular Biology and Asian American studies. His plans to enter a Ph.D. program for microbiology changed at Urbana 15, where God invited him to come on staff with the Ministry in Digital Spaces team. He served as their Evangelism Champion, developing online small groups as places for longtime online friends to explore Jesus. He transitioned to the Evangelism team in full in 2018, excited to advance digital ministry and evangelism as more and more students invest their time online. He spends his time online, meeting with his 8+ year-long gaming group, or drinking boba from one of the many cafes near his home in Orange County, CA.