The Sankofa is a mythical bird that flies forward into the future while looking back with an egg in its beak symbolizing the past. The word translates to “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot,” which is taken to heart by the Sankofa cohort. The group wishes to look to, and work with, the future, feeling that the church is in a time of great change, whilst still holding fast to tradition. A key goal of the Sankofa group is to meet with younger ministers in order to share teachings between the different ages of the church clergy. Sankofa will travel to Bethlehem, Israel in order to see first-hand the church surviving and bearing witness in the changing culture.