Walk the Walk 2020: A Faith Pilgrimage of Reckoning, Resolve & Love
We invite people of faith, clergy, and faith leaders to publicly demonstrate their commitment to “walk the walk” of Race Reckoning, Resolve & Love.
We will reckon with anti-Blackness that permeates our past and present as a nation and as faith institutions. We will focus on three primary outcomes: RECKON with and repent of personal and structural racism, white supremacy, and anti-Blackness actions and attitudes; RESOLVE to advance racial justice in our faith traditions and nation, through voting, organizing, and advocacy; and REFRAME the faith narrative in this nation as we approach the 2020 election.
During the 9 day journey we’ll travel 7-18 miles per day from Charlottesville, VA to Washington, D.C.
People are welcome to walk all or part of the distance each day. Along the pilgrimage, we will have events, speakers, and opportunities for reflection on the intersection of faith and racial injustice.
Hotels will be arranged each night with walkers paying for their own rooms at time of check-in.
Water, breakfast, and lunch are included in your registration fee. Pilgrims are on their own for dinner.
If you are not able to walk the full distance any day, a shuttle will be available to take you to the next rest/break area.
If you plan to walk with us on 8/28 from Alexandria or the Jefferson Memorial, or if you live near the pilgrimage route and would like to walk with us for one or more days, please register here.
On 8/28 we will also join with the National Action Network Commitment March to the Lincoln Memorial Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.
COVID-19 public health measures will be in place to ensure health and safety of all participants.
We are inviting people of faith, clergy, and leaders to join us for a pilgrimage guided by and accountable to BIPOC faith leaders. We are a coalition supported by these organizations: Faith in Action, Red Letter Christians, Vote Common Good, Greater Things, and the Truth and Conciliation Commission. We are working together to create 2 or 3 primary broad demands for Congress, local governments, and for our faith traditions, denominations, and congregations.
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