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Good Friday Walk(s) for Justice

La Crosse, Wis.

A social justice Stations of the Cross, with a 1.6 mile route through
downtown La Crosse, will begin at 10 a.m. Good Friday, April 2,
outside the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St.

The event, organized by the La Crosse area Pax Christi group, is
inspired by the traditional Stations of the Cross processions that
Christian communities lead prior to Easter.For more information call the Franciscan Spirituality Center at 608-791-5295 or e-mail fscenter@fspa.org.

Chicago, Ill.

The 8th Day Center for Justice will host the 30th annual Good Friday Walk for Justice on Friday, April 2, noon, meeting on the corner of  Congress and Michigan Streets. The theme for this year’s Good Friday Walk – Trouble the Water – reflects 8th Day Center’s belief that each of us must bear the responsibility to be in solidarity with those who suffer at the hands of dominating and abusive power. Those who are condemned, burdened, stripped of dignity, tortured and killed by unjust public policies.

Get more information and download the Prayer Guide at the 8th Day’s Web site.

Other “justice” actions

During this Holy Week, our friends at Catholics Confront Global Poverty invite you to consider the issue of poverty here in the United States.
Learn how 25 percent of contributions to CRS’ Operation Rice Bowl support local hunger and poverty relief efforts in the United States. 
As Catholics, we have a global responsibility to assist those in need both in our own communities and around the world.  Pray for our brothers and sisters who struggle with poverty, wherever they may live, using this prayer and support CRS’ work in reducing hunger and poverty.

Good Friday Walk for Justice

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!

Oh! My email is eininn@gmail.com

Much Peace….Liz

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