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. We are using this declaration as a call to faith leaders.
Ways to Participate
Walk the Walk with us from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C.
August 20-28: Full Distance Walk
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. APPLY →
Friday, August 28: One-Day Walk
Join us at 7:00 a.m at Rivergate City Park, 819 Rivergate Pl, Alexandria, VA 22314 for an 8 mile walk along the Mt. Vernon Trail to Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. (You can also meet the pilgrims at the Jefferson Memorial at approximately 9:30 a.m. and join the walk to Lafayette Park.) There will be a program from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Lafayette Park to conclude the pilgrimage. The group will then join the National Action Network Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks at the Lincoln Memorial. See the full schedule for the day. REGISTER →
Live Near Our Pilgrimage Route?
Be a Hometown Walker
Friday, August 28: Organize a Local Walk
Organize people of faith and faith leaders to walk the streets of your town and city raising the call for racial reckoning and resolve in our government and our faith communities.
Take the Faith Community Calling and deliver them to churches, synagogues, mosques in your town. Take the “Civic Engagement Demands” to your city, state, and federal representatives at their office.
Full Distance Walkers
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People walking from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C.
REGISTER HERE →
One-day walkers and people who live near the pilgrimage route
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People who will organize a walk in their town or city
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. We are using this declaration as a call to faith leaders.