‘Walk for Justice’ will be held downtown March 29

The 17th annual “Way of the Cross: A Walk for Justice” will be held March 29 in downtown Louisville.

The procession and Stations of the Cross will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building at Seventh and Chestnut streets and will continue until 11:30 a.m., where it will reach Founder’s Square at Fifth and Muhammad Ali streets.

The walk, shaped by the Catholic tradition of remembering Jesus’ final moments, coincides with the commemoration of Good Friday. The “Walk for Justice” usually draws 200 to 300 people and provides an opportunity to remember and pray for those caught in situations of oppression or suffering today.

The 1.5-mile walk will stop at 14 locations throughout downtown Louisville, where participants will reflect on the war in Iraq, care for the earth, the death penalty, the plight of immigrants and migrant workers, the situation in Israel and Palestine, poverty, homelessness, racism and other issues.

Sponsors of this year’s event include St. William, Good Shepherd, St. Agnes and Ascension churches, the Casa Latina, the Church of the Epiphany’s Social Responsibility Committee, CrossRoads Ministry, the Episcopal Church of the Advent, the Episcopal Churches of Louisville — Beargrass Deanery, Highland Baptist Church’s Mission and Justice Ministry Group, Interfaith Paths to Peace, James Lees Memorial Presbyterian Church, JustFaith Ministries, the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean, the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and others.

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