Journeys of Reconciliation

In March 2022, Mekko Chebon Kernell and his family welcome the Emory Indigenous Language Path Working Group for a visit, conversation, and lunch at the Helvpe Ceremonial Grounds in Hanna, OK.

Journeys of Reconciliation is an interfaith travel and learning immersion program, open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Emory University, that explores issues of social justice and builds relationships between Emory University and communities in the U.S. and around the world.

The program invites groups to encounter the world's challenges, to hear stories of change and liberation, and to seek wisdom from outside the university's walls. The goal of each trip is that participants will be transformed into more thoughtful and caring citizens of the world.

Journeys participants commit to the following:

  • Attend and participate in three pre-departure meetings
  • Pay trip fees prior to departure (payment plans, fundraising assistance, and scholarships may be available)
  • Submit a post-Journey reflection to the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

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Our Values


We learn about conflict, peace, compassion, and justice as we explore the landscape of the communities we visit and hear the stories of people we meet.


Students, faculty, staff, and alumni develop respect and friendship as we travel. Each group is multi-disciplinary, multi-generational, multifaith, multi-ethnic, and multi-everything. While we learn about the communities we visit, we develop a beautiful community together.


We seek ways to foster mutual respect and lasting relationships with those we visit. We offer the gifts of openness and listening as we invite friends to share their stories of challenge and liberation.

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