Scouts take part in interfaith urban hike

Father Troy Overton, right, led Scout units from the Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council on the three-mile George Rogers Clark Interfaith Hike Nov. 3. 3. (Record Photo by Marnie McAllister)

By Marnie McAllister, Record Editor

Father Troy D. Overton led Boy Scout units from the Lincoln Heritage Council in the first George Rogers Clark Interfaith Hike in downtown Louisville Nov. 3.

The three-mile hike began at the Cathedral of the Assumption with a talk about the Catholic faith. The group, which included Scouts and their families from various faith traditions, proceeded to Jewish Hospital, where they learned about Judaism; Christ Church Cathedral, where they learned about the Episcopal tradition; and Simmons College of Kentucky, where they learned about the historically black college. They returned to the Cathedral to learn about Islam.

Father Overton, pastor of St. Edward Church, opened the program by calling attention to the recent shooting of two African Americans at a Kroger in Jeffersontown, where St. Edward is located, and the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

He encouraged the young people to pay particular attention to the similarities of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions during their hike. 

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