Monday, June 2, 2008


The Pilgrimage will start in Raleigh and move through small towns and rural sections of North Carolina, will cross the Virginia border and wind up the I-95 corridor, arriving in DC on June 29th if most matters go as planned. We will stop for prayer, public witness and conversation at such places as the execution facilities in North Carolina and Virginia, sites of murders along the way, houses of faith, county courthouses, district attorneys’ offices, and state governmental sites associated with the death penalty.

Here is our preliminary itinerary:
Sunday, June 15

  • 1:00 PM (tentative) Gather for prayer in front of Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd, Raleigh

  • 1:30 PM (tentative) Begin walking to the Wake County Courthouse and State Capital, north out of downtown and up Capital Blvd toward Triangle Town Center.

  • 6:00 PM Potluck Supper and Service of Prayer and Blessing for the Pilgrimage (location to be announced)

Monday, June 16

North Raleigh to Franklinton via Capital Blvd

Tuesday, June 17

Franklinton to Henderson via US Hwy 1

Wednesday, June 18

Henderson to Warrenton to Vaughan via US Hwy 158

Thursday, June 19

Vaughan to Littleton to Roanoke Rapids via US Hwy 158

Friday, June 20

Roanoke Rapids to Emporia via Hwy 48 and US Hwy 301

Saturday, June 21

Emporia to Jarratt, Virginia – Vigil and Public Witness at Virginia’s execution facility at Greensville Correctional Center; then continue to Stony Creek

Sunday, June 22

Stony Creek to Petersburg via US Hwy 301

Monday, June 23

Petersburg to Richmond via US Hwy 301

Tuesday, June 24

Public Witness in Richmond; then on to Ashland via US Hwy 1

Wednesday, June 25

Ashland to Ladysmith via US Hwy 1

Thursday, June 26

Ladysmith to Fredericksburg via US Hwy 1

Friday, June 27

Fredericksburg to Triangle via US Hwy 1

Saturday, June 28

Triangle to Woodbridge to Hybla Valley via US Hwy 1

Sunday, June 29

Hybla Valley to Alexandria to US Supreme Court via US Hwy 1 to join the Annual “Starvin’ for Justice” Fast and Vigil Against the Death Penalty.

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