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Ingrid Askew  

CTW Founder and Executive Director
Ingrid Askew accepts
The Truth Telling Project's
Radical Truth Teller Award for her work in


"bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to build transformative communities and lead effective and lasting social change initiatives."

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The Pilgrimage, co-founded by Ingrid Askew and Sister Clare Carter, was initiated by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, of the New England Peace Pagoda, and open to all who wished to join.


It had an interfaith perspective and whenever possible involved the traditions to which African-Americans and people of African descent have primarily devoted themselves, that is Christianity, Islam, the traditional religions of Africa, and their forms in the "New World." 

In this clip, CTW founder Ingrid Askew speaks of her journey on the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage that then became Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange. 

She credits the incredible support of _____and the grassroots work 

The Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage was featured in the PBS six-part miniseries This Far by Faith: African American Spiritual Journeys and is available on DVD.

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