Thursday 03 December 2015 at 23:04They Made It
by Tessa Tennant,
They've done it! Not even the Paris police could stop our pilgrims.
All public gatherings in the city have been banned so our brave pilgrims had to walk the final day alone. One by one they walked into the center, their solitude a sharp contrast to the group's laughter and community these past days and weeks.
But nothing was going to stop them completing their 1500km walk from Rome to Paris.
The pilgrimages carry a simple message - walk over talk. The time for words has passed, we demand real action against the climate crisis. The spirit of the pilgrimages, their love of community and joy in working together across faiths and nationalities shows what we can be.
A better world is possible.
This song kept them walking when times got hard And here at the end as they reached their destination it gave expression to their joy, their love and their hope.
Header Image: Sean Hawkeye/World Council of Churches