American Pilgrimage Project

The American Pilgrimage Project invites Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs have played at crucial moments in their lives. The conversations are recorded by StoryCorps, the award-winning nonprofit; shared through the Berkley Center’s website and social media; and archived at the Library of Congress. Over seven years, the American Pilgrimage Project has hosted conversations in 16 locations and gathered over 200 stories, reflecting a broad range of religious experience.

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Featured Conversations

Itsa Eagle Bear Shash and Flint

September 15, 2018

In this conversation, Itsa Eagle Bear Shash and his nephew Flint reflect on how Native American spirituality has shaped their approaches to life and consider the close connection between Native American religion and the land.
Danny Givens and Marea Perry

May 28, 2015

In this conversation, Danny Givens joins friend and colleague Marea Perry to discuss his journey and ministry as a Black pastor working in the Unitarian Universalist Church after becoming ordained while serving a 12-year prison sentence.
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