For decades, Birmingham was known as an iron and steel town. The beautiful surrounding hills were filled with a sizeable amount of raw materials to help spur on America’s industrial revolution. Founded after the Civil War, the little town exploded in growth with the coming of the railroad. Another revolution happened less than a hundred years later. As southern Blacks stood up for justice and equality in the 1960s, Birmingham became central to the struggle. Today, Birmingham remains a place of remembrance and southern hospitality.
Birmingham is both a place of mission and pilgrimage and service for Wonder Voyage. There are many ways for us to serve the population of the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is also filled with odd wonders and significant history. And for the story of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., Birmingham is a must. Come to explore Birmingham and find where God may be asking you to stand for justice and righteousness.
- Visit a man who feels God has called him to turn junk into art.
- Contemplate the cost of justice at the Civil Rights Institute.
- Fellowship with a congregation different from your own.
- Go on a statue scavenger hunt throughout Birmingham.
- Take a day to hike in the local mountains.
- Learn the meaning of southern hospitality.
- Serve the less fortunate by preparing and serving meals for the homeless.
- Distribute clothing and household goods to residents in housing projects.
- Help with activities at a camp for inner city kids.
There is not an example itinerary for Birmingham, Alabama, please contact [email protected] for specific information about this Wonder Voyage.
Legacy in Birmingham, Alabama
- *This is the base cost of the trip. Your cost may differ depending on housing, activities, etc.