UNITED STATES – July 28, 2015 – For the past two months, dozens of college students have been walking across America with a group called Crossroads on 3 simultaneous cross-country pro-life walks. After spending their summer on foot, these young people are scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC on August 15th for a rally at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Split in 3 teams, the young volunteers (ages 18-26) started walking from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on May 23rd. By the end of the summer, they will have walked over 9,000 miles through 36 states for a specific cause: to build a Culture of Life and help change the hearts and minds of others they meet along the way.
Jim Nolan, president of Crossroads, said that this year’s they are walking with a special emphasis on defending religious liberty. “Never before have our rights and freedoms as Christians been under such acute attack as they are now. If we don’t stand up now, we will lose these rights and the result will be nothing short of catastrophic for our culture and country.”
This summer marks the 21st year in-a-row Crossroads has sponsored these walks. During the week, the young volunteers walk up to 60 miles per day as a group. On the weekends, they witness at abortion clinics and speak at local churches in the towns they are passing through. This upcoming weekend, August 1-2, the groups will be in New York City, NY, Columbus, OH, and Atlanta, GA.
Crossroads will host a Pro-Life Rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on August 15. Please visit www.crossroadswalk.org for more information.