On the 10th August an international and cross community group of 45 people started a 200 mile walk from Rostrevor to Derry. The initiative is called “the Border Walk” and is a pilgrimage of sorts organised by the Christian charity “Youth With A Mission” or YWAM, based at An Cuan in Rostrevor (www.ywamrostrevor.org). YWAM’s members come from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds and from many nations. Their intention is to walk between towns on both sides of the Irish border, staying in church halls, carrying a 9 ft cross and being a presence of prayer and hope.
The walk culminates in Derry this Sunday, the 25th August by which time the group will have walked some 200 miles.
Their desire is to highlight the hunger that exists on both sides of the border for peace and to walk with solidarity and prayer for those who have been affected by the pain of Ireland’s past.
The walkers have been welcomed unequivocally wherever they have gone and it looks like next year their will be another walk with many more people.