Walk of Trust Sunday Intended to Heal Divisions

May 26, 2017
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

WHAT: Walk of Trust
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: From Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell) to Chaifetz Arena on campus of Saint Louis University
WHO: Any person of goodwill in the St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS – The greater St. Louis community is invited to participate in a “Walk on Trust” on Sunday, May 28, departing the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis at 2:00 p.m. The walk is part of the weekend-long “St. Louis Pilgrimage of Trust” taking place in St. Louis May 26-29. The walk is intended to be a first step towards healing some of the deep divisions in our community that have surfaced since the unrest in Ferguson.

The Walk of Trust will depart the Cathedral Basilica and head north to Delmar Boulevard, the symbolic “Delmar Divide,” which has for generations been a mark of racial, cultural, and economic division in St. Louis. The route will follow Delmar Boulevard for a few blocks before turning south to Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University. Participating worship locations along the route include Second Presbyterian Church (4501 Westminster Place), Galilee Baptist Church (4300 Delmar Blvd), and Masjid Bilal Mosque (3843 West Pine Mall Boulevard). Anyone is welcome to participate for as much or as little of the walk as possible.

In addition, all churches in St. Louis – Catholic and non-Catholic – are invited to ring their bells when the Walk of Trust begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, as a visible mark of unity in our region.

A Taizé prayer service inside Chaifetz Arena will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the walk. Participation in the Walk of Trust is not required to attend the prayer service.

This incredibly important event is open to everyone in our community who wonders “What can I do?” to help heal our community. More information about the Walk of Trust can be found at walkoftrust.com.

Media is invited to attend any portion of the event.