Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Diocese of Massachusetts' B-PEACE antiviolence campaign invite supporters to join them for the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 10 in Dorchester.
The walk is a fundraiser for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which for 20 years has been a leader in offering services to families who have lost someone to violence. The institute also provides peace curricula to students of all ages, restorative justice opportunities and support for honoring victims and empowering survivors.
This will be the third year that Episcopalians have rallied as a team to walk as a witness for peace and show support for victims, survivors and all who are affected by violence. This year, B-PEACE hopes to gather a team of 400 walkers.
Registration begins at Town Field Park (also known as Doherty Gibson Park) in Fields Corner, Dorchester at 7 a.m. Opening remarks are at 8 a.m., with the walk stepping off at 8:30 a.m.
Following the walk, everyone is invited to join for liturgy in the park with the bishops.
Walkers are invited to walk all or part of the 3.6-mile route. Participants are encouraged to raise $100 per walker to support the programs of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, but there is no fundraising minimum to participate.
Click here to register as a walker (choose "B-PEACE for Jorge" in the drop-down menu, located next to the words "Credit this event registration to this team or individual").
To donate in support of the B-PEACE team walkers, click here.