Walk for nonviolence scheduled for Springfield

June 10, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The people and faith community of Springfield are coming together this weekend for a walk for nonviolence.

The walk starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Congregational Church on Hancock Street.

The Rev. Lauren Holm, pastor at the Bethesda Lutheran Church and an organizer for the event, tells Masslive.com that people are “taking action to build a long-term movement for active nonviolence in our city and beyond.”

The walk is scheduled to make its way through the neighborhood, with stops for prayer along the way. It will end with a rally where participants will remember victims of violence and discuss ways to build a peaceful city together.

Walks for nonviolence have previously been held in the city.