The fourth annual Pilgrimage for Peace is being organized by local faith and activist communities in Pulaski County, to “mourn the violence committed in our community and the world and to walk together as active peacemakers.” The public is invited to participate in the annual walk that takes place this year on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
The Pilgrimage, a reflective walk, will start at 2:00 p.m. from the headquarters of Heifer International, 1 World Avenue in Little Rock, then passing the presidential library and the River Market. It will make its way over the Junction Bridge to the “Beacon of Peace & Hope,” located at 110 Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum on the north shore of the Arkansas River.
A service of remembrance will be held at the Beacon site at 3:00 p.m., consisting of prayers, brief reflections from scripture and literature, and the reading of the names of the homicide victims in Pulaski Country from the past year. Organizers believe the event is a special and timely occasion to recall those who were murdered and have suffered from violence during the year, and to offer prayers of peace and reconciliation.
Pilgrimage signs and banners will be provided to marchers at Heifer International. Transportation after the service back to Heifer will be provided for those who need it.