Dear All – Next Friday, April 10, the 8th Day Center will engage in its 29th Annual Good Friday Walk for Justice. The Walk is a modern “way of the cross” that takes current struggles for justice and peace and matches them to the traditional stations of the cross. We do this to memorialize that very sacred day in two ways, remembering Jesus’ walk to his own execution and uplifting the many today who also “carry crosses.”
The different station prayers are written by social justice groups who reflect on the Gospel narrative as well as the issue for change they are engaged with as a community. Over the years we have looked at war, poverty, environmental destruction, women’s rights, workers’ rights, immigration, torture…a long list of communities struggling toward crafting the “beloved kindom” on Earth.
I invite you to join with us! If you are in Chicago we will begin at noon at Michigan and Congress and walk together until about 3 p.m. If you are not local and are interested in having a copy of the prayer booklet please feel free to e-mail me and I could send you a PDF version of it. Or even more simply, remember us next Friday as you engage Good Friday in a way that feels right and good for your own soul song. Blessings!
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