Pilgrimage Opportunities

Pilgrimage Opportunities

For more than two decades the UUPCC Pilgrimage Service has helped to cement the bonds between North American UUs and their partners overseas.

In recent years, we have expanded our pilgrimage opportunities to meet the needs of individual UUs of all ages. These offerings are for those who wish to meet the Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists in other countries, even if your church is not partnered.  Experience our faith in action in different cultures. Every pilgrimage includes personal contact with local congregations where you will have the opportunity to worship in the local tradition. Local guides provide historic insights to each country's religious history. Your journey includes cultural highlights along with many personal connections. Pilgrimages are well-structured to include all ground transportation, airport pick-up and drop-off, hotels/guest houses, meals, admission fees, guides, and translators.

Current Public Pilgrimages:

Feb 2019 India Celebration - registration closes Nov 6, 2018 


Private trips are organized by congregations, youth groups, choirs, or other interested parties. These groups consist of groups of 5 - 40 travelers. To organize a pilgrimage for a group from your church, visit the Planning a Pilgrimage page.
NOTE: If you are registering for a private pilgrimage, you will receive a registration link from your group coordinator.


2019 India Celebration
February 26, 2019 to March 6, 2019
NOTE: If you have mobility issues, some of our partner countries may be challenging to visit. Learn More.
Registration closes: 
November 6, 2018 - 11:00pm
from $1,089 + $150 non-refundable registration fee (airfare not included)

Kharang Unitarians honor 10th anniversary of the Annie Margaret Barr Children's Village

Rev. Catie Scudera, co-founder of the Annie Margaret Barr Children's Village, is leading this UUPCC trip to the Khasi Hills of NE India to participate in their 10th anniversary celebration on February 28th, 2019.
Beginning and ending at the Guwahati airport (GAU) in Assam province, this trip will feature 3 nights in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya with a tour of the Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Peoples, conversations with UUNEI leaders and ministers, an extended 4 - day village stay in the villages which make up the Kharang township. Enjoy 2 days/nights sightseeing and hiking in the Cheerepunjee Nature Reserve, home to the famous "Living Bridges" of Meghalaya.
--Read more about the Annie M. Barr Children's Village in the East Khasi Hills district.

This affordable NE India trip is a must for UU's with partners in and around Kharang.  Itinerary below:

To register, click here