Organizers plan Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace

LITTLE ROCK - A Good Friday 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 walk that takes place April 18. {}The Pilgrimage will start at 1:15 pm from the headquarters of Heifer International, passing the presidential library and the River Market.{} It will make its way over the Main Street Pedestrian 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 brief program of Remembrance will be held at the Beacon site at 2 p.m., consisting of a silent vigil, prayers, brief reflections from scripture and literature, and the reading of the names of all of the homicide victims in Pulaski Country from the past year.{}

Organizers believe the Easter Weekend is a special occasion to recall those who were murdered and have suffered from violence during the year, and to offer prayers of reconciliation.{}