Monday, June 2, 2008

Pilgrimage of Remembrance 2008

The Pilgrimage and Walk of Remembrance 2008 is a 300-mile walk from Raleigh NC to Washington, DC. We embark on a spiritual pilgrimage and walk of remembrance – remembering murder victims and their families, people on death row and their families, persons executed and their families and calling for abolition of the death penalty.

We will journey from Central Prison in Raleigh, NC to the Supreme Court in Washington, DC., passing through cities, towns and rural areas of North Carolina and Virginia. The Pilgrimage will stop for prayer, public witness and conversation at locations in North Carolina and Virginia, including murder sites, execution facilities, houses of faith and governmental sites related to the death penalty. We will arrive in Washington, DC to join the 15th Annual "Starvin’ for Justice" Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the U.S. Supreme Court June 29th - July 2nd, 2008.

The Pilgrimage begins in Raleigh on June 15th and concludes in Washington, DC on June 29th.

The walkers are a core group of Raleigh residents and others who join them along the way. Walkers are asked to embrace the walk’s commitment to nonviolence, compassion, and the prayerful, contemplative tone of this witness. The group is organized and led by Nazareth House, a Catholic Worker community in Raleigh that works with people on death row and their families, murder victims and their families and others impacted by the cycle of violence. While the core spirituality behind this walk is decidedly Christian, persons of other faith perspectives who embrace the purpose and values of the Pilgrimage are definitely welcome!

To participate and/or support this Pilgrimage, please contact Scott Bass at Nazareth House at (919) 231-9752 or send email to

Thank you for your prayers, your participation, and your support.

1 comment:

Sonam said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers, wish I could be with you.

Patricia, Toronto Canada