The Louis D Brown Peace Institute is transforming society's response to homicide! And King's Chapel is participating in that transformation!
How? Via the Mother's Day Walk for Peace on Sunday may 10 at 9:00! Members and friends of KC are donating via the King's Chapel Team page and registering at https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org/. Although we have already met our team goal, we have not met our goal as a community partner because LDBPI has not yet raised their goal of $400,000. Please join in supporting their work -which is our work too!- by donating and/or registering!
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, homicides are still happening. Families and communities continue to experience the tragic death of loved ones. As the LDB Peace Institute navigates these times of uncertainty they are working remotely to serve families impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss with dignity and compassion. Watch this video featuring survivor Carla Sheffield to learn about how LDBPI services support survivors of homicide.
Check out the latest info about the Peace Walk, including an interview with KC's very own Carol Genovese!
Finally, here is a reflection from long-time supporter of the Peace Institute, Jim Power (and designer of the signs we have used in previous years):
This year, our always-anticipated, annual walk on Mother’s Day with the Peace Institute will be unlike previous years when King’s Chapel team members and supporters gathered early at the starting line at Fields Corner in Dorchester, Mass. and took long, prayerful steps to the finish line, all the while proclaiming that “King’s Chapel Walks in Peace.”
In step with the times, the 2020 Walk is going virtual. Consider the advantages: in a “virtual” walk on a digital screen we can stride next to friends and family gathered from all over the world, and walk step-by-step, hand-in-hand with them through the streets of Boston. We can do so without ever leaving the safety and the protection of the places in which we now are hunkering down. In a virtual walk we can go as far as we can dream, at the speed we wish to travel, without the need for hiking shoes, a band aid, or a bottle of water.
The Peace Institute only asks that we walk with them, and support their untiring efforts to offer healing to so many of our neighbors victimized by violence.
We’re committed to the 2020 Walk as “Peace Seekers,” and have raised our team’s pledge to $10,000. Please join with us on Mother’s Day as we “walk this way to healing” with the LDBPI. Make your donation HERE and join us and the Peace Institute online on Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 am for one of the most important walks of your life.
Jim Power, Jr.
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