(Numbers of steps for the climate!)
Deacon, Walking leader
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Pilgrim's Walk for Future was an enormous event spanning 2,000 km. For 100 days, a core group of pilgrims lead a walk through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. The journey over waterways took place by sailboat or ferries. Everyone were welcome to participate by creating their own walk and keept digital contact with the lead group throughout the journey’s 17 weeks.
Every day follows a special pilgrimage rhythm
In order to feel connected to everyone walking at the same time in different locations, we made LIVE digital broadcasts from the core troupe.
DAILY RHYTHM (MON-SAT)
08:45 The day’s hike begins
Before we start walking, Annika send a LIVE greeting for the day via Pilgrimcentrum's Facebook. These greetings would sometimes include people we met along the way who inspire us to lead sustainable lives.
20:30 Evening prayer
Broadcast LIVE via Pilgrimcentrum's Facebook.
From Hamburg, the lead group took train to Münster to join the European pilgrimage "Geht doch!" and continue on through the Netherlands. Once in Amsterdam, they set sail across the English Channel to Holy Island, and from there walked the final steps to Glasgow and the COP26.
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This is how we walked
People and animals (!) could participate during the day. Then they joined our morning gathering at the specified location at 8:30 in the morning.
18 july Starts in Vadstena
WEEK 1 SWEDEN
19 july Vadstena-Rogslösa
20 july Rogslösa-Ödeshög
21 july Ödeshög (Västra Tollstad)-Stava
22 july Stava (Stava Missionshus)-Gränna
23 july Gränna-Wettershus (Fridays for Future)
24 july Wettershus-Kaxholmen
25 july Kaxholmen (Rest Day)
WEEK 2 SWEDEN
26 july Kaxholmen-Jönköping
27 july Jönköping-Månsarp
28 july Månsarp-Byarum
29 july Byarum-Tallnäs
30 july Tallnäs (Fridays for Future)
31 july Tallnäs-Nydala
1 aug Nydala (Rest Day)
WEEK 3 SWEDEN
2 aug Nydala-Värnamo
3 aug Värnamo-Dörarp
4 aug Dörarp-Ljungby
5 aug Ljungby-Södra Ljunga
6 aug Södra Ljunga-Traryd (Fridays for Future)
7 aug Traryd-Markaryd
8 aug Markaryd (Rest Day)
WEEK 4 SWEDEN
9 aug Markaryd-Skånes Fagerhult
10 aug Skånes Fagerhult-Örkelljunga
11 aug Örkelljunga-Klippan
12 aug Klippan-Kågeröd
13 aug Kågeröd-Tågarp (Fridays for Future)
14 aug Tågarp-Landskrona
15 aug Landskrona (Rest Day)
WEEK 5 SWEDEN
16 aug Landskrona-Barsebäck
17 aug Barsebäck-Bjärred
18 aug Bjärred-Lund
19 aug Lund-Arlöv
20 aug Arlöv-Malmö (Fridays for Future)
21 aug Malmö-København
22 aug København (Rest Day)
WEEK 6 DENMARK
23 aug København-Taastrup
24 aug Taastrup-Roskilde
25 aug Roskilde-Særløse
26 aug Særløse-Ringsted
27 aug Ringsted-Skelby(Fridays for Future)
28 aug Skelby- Næstved
29 aug Næstved (Rest Day)
WEEK 7 DENMARK
30 aug Næstved-Sværdborg
31 aug Sværdborg-Vordingsborg
1 sep Vordingsborg-Guldborg
2 sep Guldborg-Saxkøbing
3 sep Saxkøbing-Maribo (Friday for Future)
4 sep Maribo (Rest Day)
5 sep Maribo (Rest Day)
WEEK 8 GERMANY
6 sep Maribo-Rödby havn
7 sep Rödby havn-Burg auf Fehmarn
8 sep Burg auf Fehmarn-Neukirchen
9 sep Neukirchen-Grube
10 sep Grube-Grömitz(Fridays for Future)
11 sep Grömitz-Neustadt
12 sep Neustadt (Rest Day)
WEEK 9 GERMANY
13 sep Neustadt-Klingberg
14 sep Klingberg-Lübeck
15 sep Lübeck
16 sep Lübeck-Reinfeld
17 sep Reinfeld-Kloster Nütschau (Fridays for Future)
18 sep Kloster Nütschau (Rest Day)
19 sep Kloster Nütschau - Nahe
WEEK 10 GERMANY
20 sep Nahe-Poppenbüttel
21 sep Poppenbüttel-Hamburg
22 sep Hamburg (Rest Day)
23 sep Hamburg (Rest Day)
24 sep Hamburg (Fridays for Future)
25 sep Münster (Joins Geht doch!)
26 sep Münster-Nordwalde
WEEK 11 GERMANY/NETHERLANDS
27 sep Nordwalde-Burgsteinfurt
28 sep Burgsteinfurt-Ochtrup
29 sep Ochtrup-Gronau
30 sep Gronau-Borne
1 oct Borne-Goor(Fridays for Future)
2 oct Goor-Colmschate
3 oct Colmschate-Twello
WEEK 12 NETHERLANDS
4 oct Twello-Apeldoorn
5 oct Apeldoorn-Voorhuizen
6 oct Voorhuizen-Amersfoort-Hoogland
7 oct Amersfoort-Hoogland-Zeist
8 oct Zeist-Maarssen (Fridays for Future, Amsterdam)
9 oct Maarssen-Amsterdam-Zuidost
10 oct Amsterdam-Zuidost-Hoofddorp
WEEK 13 UNITED KINGDOM
11 oct Hoofddorp-Ijmuiden (Newcastle Ferry)
12 oct Newcastle-Blyth
13 oct Blyth-Widdrington
14 oct Widdrington-Alnmouth
15 oct Alnmouth-Seahouses(Fridays for Future)
16 oct Seahouses-Holy Island, Lindesfarne
17 oct Holy Island, Lindisfarne
WEEK 14 UNITED KINGDOM
18 oct Holy Island, Lindisfarne-Berwick-upon-Tweed
19 oct Berwick-upon-Tweed-Eyemouth
20 oct Eyemouth-Dunbar
21 oct Dunbar-North Berwick
22 oct North Berwick-Cockenzie and Port Seton(Fridays for Future)
23 oct Cockenzie and Port Seton-Edinburgh
24 oct Edinburgh(Rest Day)
WEEK 15 UNITED KINGDOM
25 oct Edinburgh-Linwater
26 oct Linwater-Linlithgow
27 oct Linlithgow-Falkirk
28 oct Falkirk-Kilsyth
29 oct Kilsyth-Glasgow (Fridays for Future)
30 oct Glasgow Joint venture with other pilgrim walks
31 oct Glasgow Start of COP26
WEEK 16-17 GLASGOW COP26
Many of us want to make this pilgrimage for the climate! The interest in the march to Glasgow has exceeded all our expectations. At the same time, the pandemic has not released its grip on us. For those of us who love challenges, the growing engagement in Pilgrim's Walk for Future has been an exciting nut to crack! Here is what our Corona strategy looks like:
Whether you plan to hike as an individual, have started planning a Walk for Future with friends, or perhaps have organized a climate walk in your local parish, we have created opportunities for all of you to participate in close and engaging ways, no matter where you are. We urge everyone to cluster together into groups with a maximum of 12 people.
On our website walkforfuture.se, Facebook page and Instagram, you will be able to follow the core group of eight, with Annika Spalde, who will walk the entire stretch from Vadstena to Glasgow with the message*. On Monday, July 19 at 9:00 AM, the monastery church bells in Vadstena will signal that the walk is in under way. When the core group of eight then takes their first steps towards Glasgow, they become the vanguard leading our way while at the same time supporting all of the small groups walking throughout Sweden and Europe with daily, inspirational LIVE-videos. For 17 weeks, the lead group will assist everyone who has organized walks with daily content and a strong sense of community. No matter when, how long or how short your walk, it will always be possible to plug into what the lead group is doing.
* The message contains ACT and Fridays for Future’s demands for world leaders as well as direct calls for each of us to live sustainable lives.
** On Fridays we always connect with the local Fridays for Future events taking place where we are. Where no such events already exist, we organize our own Fridays for Futures actions.
We are part of a larger movement! Find all the Walk for Future events that are being organized around Sweden and the rest of the world on FFF's global map, marked under the category "Walk for Future”. Maybe there’s an opportunity to join a climate walk near you!
Now you can arrange your own Walk for Future together with your family, your class, your workplace, your parish, or why not even your football team! Here you’ll find guidance on how to easily create and share your own Pilgrim's Walk for Future on what may be the world's largest digital map of climate engagement!
Climate change is the existential issue of our time. Entire ecosystems are in danger of collapsing and even today the consequences are sparking conflicts and displacing people from their homes. The ones who contribute the least to climate change are the ones who suffer the most.
ACT Church of Sweden (ACT Svenska Kyrkan) contributes to Pilgrim's Walk for Future in many different ways. Principally with our petition, but also with volunteers for all the walks arranged throughout Sweden. In addition, ACT Church of Sweden helps amplify the voices of international figures like Patricia Mungcal who encourage us all to act for climate justice now!
Read more about ACT Church of Sweden, sign the petition and find out how to become an ACT volunteer for climate justice!
The Church of Sweden has decided on a climate roadmap(In Swedish). Pilgrim's Walk for Future is part of this. Vadstena Pilgrimscentrum, a.k.a. the Linköping diocese, together with the Växjö and Lund diocese, has been commissioned to organize the walk.
ACT SVENSKA KYRKAN
FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE
PILGRIM I SVERIGE
SVENSKA KYRKANS UNGA
SVERIGES KRISTNA RÅD
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