Highland to Co-Sponsor Good Friday Walk for Justice

On Good Friday March 29, 2013, a procession walk and stations of the cross will begin at 9:30 at the Mazzoli Federal Building on 7th and Chestnut and will continue until 11:30 a.m. at Founders Square at 5th and Liberty. Shaped by the Catholic tradition of remembering Jesus’ final moments in life, the “stations” will be held near a number of locations in the downtown area.

 

This annual event coincides with the commemoration of Good Friday in the local Christian community. It draws people (usually around 200) from all over Louisville to the outdoor “walk for justice” – an opportunity to remember and pray for those caught in situations of oppression or suffering today. In the words of Johannes Baptist Metz, the “dangerous memory” of Jesus’ passion and death confronts us with the terrible realities of misunderstanding, injustice and innocent suffering. And his memory places before us the unanticipated possibility that God can and does accomplish great things even in the midst of such suffering.

The 1.5 mile walk will stop at 14 locations throughout downtown, reflecting on the war in Iraq, care for the earth, the death penalty, the plight of immigrants/migrant workers, the situation in Israel and Palestine, poverty and homelessness, racism, and many more.

The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, between 6th and 7th on Chestnut St. and ends at Founders Square Park across the street from the Cathedral of the Assumption at 5th and Muhammad Ali.

Highland’s Justice Ministry Group will be co-sponsoring the event.

 

Other local sponsors include:

St. William Church, Ascension Church, Casa Latina, Church of the Advent, Church of the Epiphany Social Responsibility, Church of the Good Shepherd, CrossRoads Ministry, Episcopal Churches of Louisville – Beargrass Deanery, Highland Baptist Church’s Mission and Justice Ministry Group, Interfaith Paths to Peace, James Lees Memorial Presbyterian Church, JustFaith Ministries, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean (KITLAC), Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, La Casita, Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East, Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation, Louisville Peace Action Community, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Mission Unit, Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, St. Agnes Church, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sowers of Justice Network, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and many others who lend support in solidarity of mission to help create a more just world.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.sowersofjusticenetwork.org.