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PEACE PILGRIMAGE from PHILADELPHIA to WASHINGTON, D.C. 14-24, 2024.

Organized by Faith for Black Lives with multiple partners.  The Interfaith Peace Walk is a co-sponsor. 

Join a coalition of faith leaders, artists and activist on a Pilgrimage for Peace, marching from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to the White House in Washington, DC to urge President Biden to call for a permanent ceasefire; to release all hostages; and to provide humanitarian aid to all in need.  Moved by our conscience, we stand united to address the ongoing tragedy in Gaza, where the death toll has reached over 27,000, the deadliest conflict in the 21st century.  As we continue to mourn the loss of innocent Israeli lives on Oct. 7, we firmly believe that responding to violence with more violence is not the solution.  

We urge President Biden and Congress to halt weapons funding to Israel and, instead, channel efforts toward increasing humanitarian aid to Palestine.  it is our collective responsibility to advocate for a peaceful resolution and uphold the principles of justice and compassion.  We will either sow seeds of nonviolence today or reap nonexistence tomorrow.  

First day Schedule - Philadelphia, PA to Chester, PA  (10.5 miles)

-8:00 a.m: Pilgrimage for Peace Kickoff Rally at Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 S. 6th St., Phila.

-9:00 a.m: Press Conference at Mother Bethel AME Church 

-10:00 a.m: Walking off at Independence Hall at Washington Square Park, 6th & Walnut. Sts., Phila.

-12:00 p.m: Lunch Break (45min).  Lunch will be provided.  When registering, note any dietary requirements.

-3:00 p.m: Break (30 min)

-5:00 p.m: Arrive at Prospect Park Square (closing ceremony / dinner TBD

A shuttle will be with the walkers throughout and return periodically and at the end back to the starting point.  Participants can ride the bus the whole way or part of the way—or ride bikes in the caravan. 

 

Other sponsors:  The Fellowship of Reconciliation, National Council of the Churches of Christ USA, Rabbis for Ceasefire, Hindus for Human Rights, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Phila.), Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Black Church Center for Justice and Equality, Until Freedom, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Make It Plain, Kol Tzedek, Synagogue, Germantown Mennonite Church, Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), FOSNA, IfNotNow, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Tikkun Olam Chavurah, Jewish Voice for Peace-Phila., CRS, National African American Clergy Party, If Not Now Philly, Hinenu: the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, Kairos Center for Religious, Rights, and Social Justice + Freedom Church of the Poor, Palestinian Rights  (USCPR), Global Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage, and American Friends Service Committee 

For more information:  https://pilgrimageforpeace.org      

To register: https://actionnetwork.org/events/pilgrimage-for-peace

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