Trail of Souls II, November 4, 2017
On November 4, 2017, pilgrims from across the diocese visited four Baltimore City congregations who are confronting their history of involvement with slavery and white supremacy.
On the Trail of Souls – Not just for a day…for a lifetime
The Episcopal Churches of Maryland commemorated the 150th anniversary of the official abolishment of chattel slavery in Maryland on All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, 2014, with the Trail of Souls: Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage. This day-long journey visited five Maryland sites with strong ties the both slavery and the Episcopal Church. But this was just the beginning.
An online pilgrimage of 23 churches and diocesan sites found on this website is a virtual tour and living legacy that is destined to grow in scope and participation. The Trail of Souls offers a chance to visit the Episcopal Churches of Maryland and witness them in a new light - looking at the legacy of slavery and the impact it still bears witness to today. As more churches discover and write their history they will be added to the web portal.