Pilgrim's Walk for Future

PEDOMETER

(Numbers of steps for the climate!)

WALK FOR THE CLIMATE!

How far are you prepared to go for a sustainable planet? Join for all or part of this large, international journey that goes all the way from the pilgrim city of Vadstena to the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow. A united resistance movement as well as an inner pilgrimage providing time for deep thinking and reflection upon the lives we lead. An urgent march of gravity and hope!

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Pilgrim's Walk for Future is an enormous event spanning 2,000 km. For 100 days, a core group of pilgrims will lead a walk through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. The journey over waterways will take place by sailboat or ferries. All are welcome to participate by creating their own walking cohort and keeping in 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, and for your small cohort to be able to participate LIVE in all the digital broadcasts from the core troupe, we will have an established rhythm for every day. Monday through Saturday are hiking days and follow the same rhythm. Fridays look a little different as we join Fridays for Future, and Sundays are rest days.



DAILY RHYTHM (MON-SAT)

 

08:45 The day’s hike begins

Before we start walking, Annika sends a LIVE greeting for the day via Pilgrimcentrum's Facebook. These greetings will sometimes include people we meet along the way who inspire us to lead sustainable lives.

 

20:30 Evening prayer

Broadcast LIVE via Pilgrimcentrum's Facebook.

... FURTHER ALONG THE EUROPEAN PILGRIMAGE


From Hamburg, the lead group will take a train to Münster to join the European hike "Geht doch!" and continue on through the Netherlands. Once in Amsterdam, they set sail across the English Channel to Holy Island, and from there walk the final leg to Glasgow and the COP26 climate summit.

SWEDISH PRESS

Pilgrim's Walk for Future has attracted a lot of attention in the Swedish press with over 150 artikels and features. Here are some!

TELEVISION
Swedish public service television company with the widest range of programming of all TV companies in Sweden.

SVT RAPPORT (HEAD NEWSPROGRAM IN SWEDEN)
https://www.svtplay.se/video/31679126/rapport/rapport-19-juli-18-00-1?id=8ZDkAGy&position=741

SVT MORGONSTUDION (BIGGEST MORNING PROGRAM IN SWEDEN)
https://www.svtplay.se/video/31643806/morgonstudion/morgonstudion-20-juli-06-00-2?id=86EBkMx&position=8565&highlight=de-vandrar-fran-vadstena-till-glasgow&fbclid=IwAR3OrP-SBgrIA8xbjUdR5rNzj7bsXWVjv2pjLiX_d-fM7NUMPvtfnhJGPcs

SVT ÖST (LOCAL NEWS)
https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/vadstena-vandring


RADIO
Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster.


P1 GODMORGON VÄRLDEN (SWEDISH RADIO'S WEEKLY MAGAZINE)

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/vad-kravs-for-att-skapa-ett-langvarigt-engagemang-i-klimatfragan

P1 STUDIO 1 (DAILY SHOW WITH OVER 1 MILLION LISTENERS EACH WEEK)
https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/pilgrimsvandring-for-klimatet

P3 NYHETER: 
https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/pilgrimsvandring-for-klimatet-gar-fran-vadstena-till-glasgow



Pressinfo

Please contact Emanuel Eriksson
emanuel.eriksson@svenskakyrkan.se
+46 730 22 26 58

FromVadstena to Glasgow

WHEN AND WHERE

Do you want to hike with us for a day?
Then join our morning gathering at the specified location at 8:30 in the morning. Click on the place names to find the location where the pilgrimage starts the planned day stages.

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)

          Tåg Hamburg-Münster 

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


With reservations for changes.

THE PANDEMIC CREATES
SOME LIMITATIONS

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:

 

Small groups of eight

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.

 

The core group carries the message

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.

MAP OF 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!

Post your "Walk for Future"
on FFF's Map of Actions!


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!


ACT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE!

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!

Read more about ACT Church of Sweden, sign the petition and find out how to become an ACT volunteer for climate justice!

JOIN THE PILGRIMAGE  FOR EARTH'S FUTURE

WHO WE ARE

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.


We’re working with many others!


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