Peace Pole Pilgrimage in Alpena Sunday

Alpena’s Peace Pole Pilgrimage this year will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Catholic Parish (St. Anne’s), and will travel to nine stations, concluding at Community of Christ on Clinton Street. This year’s theme is the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” adopted in 1948 by the United Nations.

Over the past 70 years, the document has served as a standard and a goal for the protection and nurture of individuals and communities within the nations of the world. The declaration is an affirmation of the intrinsic worth of each human being and the rights of each to the fullest possible opportunity for development of abundant life in their context.

“As Christians, we affirm the values expressed in the declaration because we believe each person in every culture is to be valued, for each is made in the image of God. We believe that denial of access to the bounty of God’s creation is not only a crime against humanity, but a violation of God’s intention for creation,”a press release about the event stated.

The pilgrimage will move through nine stations:

2:00 — All Saints Catholic Parish, where nine readers read the Preamble

2:20 — Alpena Senior Citizens Center, reading Article #1

2:40 — Rotary Park (two poles) on Mill Island – Article #2

3:00 — Alpena City Hall – Articles #3 through #11

3:20 — Trinity Episcopal Church – Articles #12 – 15

3:40 — First Congregational UCC – Articles #16-17

4:00 — Grace Lutheran Church – Articles #18-20

4:20 — St. Paul Lutheran Church – Articles #21-25

4:40 — Community of Christ (on Clinton Street) – Articles #26-30

Participants are welcome to carpool from location to location if the walk is too far.

For more information, contact Carol Skiba at 989-916-7049 of Pax Christi.


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