Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pilgramage for Justice and Peace

Plan now to join the Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace during Holy Week March 16-21st. You are invited to participate at any of the cities along the walk route. More details will be available soon, including specific times and locations during which the Pilgrimage will be present in each of the focus cities along the route. If you wish to be part of the planning in any of the cities mentioned below, please be in contact with Gail Phares (contact information at end of this message). If you wish to help plan for the Burlington witness, which will take place on Wednesday of Holy Week, please contact Javier Garcia at 336-379-0037 extension 3# or email
About the Pilgrimage: For the past twenty-one years, the Pilgrimage has taken place between Palm Sunday through Good Friday with farm workers and others walking to connect Jesus suffering and death with the struggles of workers and immigrants, praying for changes in working conditions and those public policies that cause poverty. The Pilgrimage ends with an ecumenical symbolic Way of the Cross ceremony in Raleigh at the State Capital.
This year the Pilgrimage will begin on Palm Sunday in Asheville and continue on to Morganton, Hickory, Winston-Salem, Burlington and Durham and finally into Raleigh on Good Friday, March 21st for the Economic Justice Way of the Cross starting at noon at the NC State Capital.
We will walk to raise public awareness about fair trade policies, which reduce poverty, create living wage jobs and protect the environment. We will walk to demand changes in immigration policies and respect for family unity.
For more information call Gail S. Phares at CITCA (919) 856-9468 or cell 919-624-0646 or email

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