In conjunction with the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Dioceses of Rochester, GRCC Faith in Action Network, and many community churches and organizations, this powerful and popular walk has taken place since 2007 on Good Friday morning. The walks were originally organized to call attention to and pray for those exposed to the violence and injustice often associated with living in poverty. They take place in a different neighborhood each year beginning at a local church and proceeding through the neighborhood, stopping along the way to pray and “make holy” sites of violence and/or places where there is hope and rejuvenation. The walks regularly have drawn 200-300 and are often joined by local residents.
In continuing the annual tradition of the GRCC community Cross Walk amidst the pandemic, the GRCC Cross Walk committee offers this virtual prayer experience, focusing on the scourge of racism, connecting community resources and responses, and acknowledging a need for healing.