Pilgrimage for Peace 2023

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Nine years ago Caroline Stevenson organized the first Pilgrimage for Peace, an inter-faith event beginning at the Clinton Center and walking to the Beacon of Peace and Hope for a celebration of Peace and non-violence there. Join WAND as a co-sponsor along with many faith and advocacy groups to make Little Rock a City of Peace. Funds raised will support victims of violence.

The 9th Pilgrimage for Peace, comprised of a coalition of interfaith and community organizations, will be held on Sunday, April 16th at 2 p.m. Walkers will gather in the circle outside Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, where the walk begins. Participants will pass the Clinton Presidential Library, walk through the River Market, then cross the Junction Bridge to the Beacon of Peace and Hope, located at 120 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock.

At the Beacon, walkers and others will gather for a Remembrance Service at 3 p.m. to “mourn the violence committed in our community, nation, and world.” The interfaith service will be led by community peacemakers offering prayers, reflections from literature and scriptures, songs, and the reading of names of this past year’s homicide victims in central Arkansas.

All ages are welcome. There will be plenty of parking available in the area between the Beacon of Peace and Hope and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Seating will be available and water will be provided. The Service will also be live-streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PilgrimageforPeaceLR.

For more information, call Mary Hunt at (501) 690-1609 and by email at paxchristilr@gmail.com. Please also visit the website, www.pilgrimageforpeace.com, where you will find a list of sponsoring groups, information on how to become a sponsor, the
program, and photos of past Pilgrimages. The proceeds generated from sponsors will be donated to the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits to be used in their Victims Services Program.