2011 Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace

Join Witness for Peace Southeast, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and a host of other organizations for the 25th annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace.  The Pilgrimage takes place across North Carolina during Holy Week (April 18-22).

Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, 2009, photo by Rich Cox.

Here’s the announcement from Witness for Peace:

This is the 25th year of the Pilgrimage! Please join us to promote justice and solidarity in our communities! Across the United States the detention and deportation of immigrants is on the rise. In North Carolina, 8,000 undocumented immigrants are held in the Mecklenburg County Jail alone. Our immigrant brothers and sisters need our support now more than ever. We must reject the criminalization of immigrants and demand that policy makers fix a broken immigration system that bankrolls for-profit prisons. Secure communities are not punitive, but loving places. As people of faith and conscience, we must take prophetic action for justice. We urge you to participate in the Holy Week Walk across North Carolina.

One of the week’s highlights will be the annual Stations of the Cross gathering at the State Capitol building in Raleigh at noon on Good Friday.

Get more info and updates at: www.citca.org

Chris Liu-Beers, Former Program Associate Chris Liu-Beers, Former Program Associate

Chris worked on immigrant rights, farmworker justice, sustainability, worship resources, and the Council's website. He left the Council in 2014 to run Tomatillo Design, a company that builds affordable websites for nonprofits.

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