Pilgrimage for Peace 2018

Pilgrimage for Peace, 2018, organized by a coalition of ecumenical faith and community organizations, will be held on Sunday, April 8th at 2:00 P.M. Walkers will gather in the circle outside Heifer International Village, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock and pass the Clinton Presidential Library and the River Market, cross the Junction Bridge to the Beacon of Peace and Hope at 120 Riverfront Drive, N.L.R. There, walkers and others will gather for:

A Remembrance Service at 3:00 P.M. to “mourn the violence committed in our community, nation and world, and to walk together as active peacemakers.” The ecumenical service will be led by young people offering prayers, reflections from literature and scriptures, songs and the reading of names of homicide victims in Pulaski County in the past year. All ages are welcome.



We are a coalition of ecumenical faith and community organizations. Here are our sponsors and supporters for 2018:


If your organization would like to become a sponsor, please contact us here.

Pilgrimage Photos

Below are a few photos from the pilgrimages of 2015 and 2016 taken by Daniel Moody.

Pilgrimage of the Heart

Love in Action and the Politics of Peace

In 2017, to further inspire us in our active peacemaking efforts, the Pilgrimage for Peace was pleased to host Reverend John Dear, an internationally known voice for peace, nonviolence, and social justice.

Reverend John Dear is a prolific author and dedicated peacemaker. For over 35 years, this Catholic priest has traveled the world teaching, organizing and practicing nonviolence, in the tradition of Gandhi, Dr. King, and Jesus of Nazareth in pursuit of a more harmonious and just world. As the very “embodiment of a peacemaker,” he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He also helped draft Pope Francis’ January 1, 2017 World Day of Peace message, which was the first statement on nonviolence in the history of the Catholic Church. A man of conviction who has been willing to pay the price for putting his faith into action, Fr. Dear’s words inspired us to heed the call to change the world one heart at a time.