Join us on Good Friday, April 10, for the 2020 Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross
We will start at 12 p.m. at the National Archives (across from the Navy Memorial metro station, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW). The procession will take approximately two hours.
Share the flyer (2018 flyer).
All are welcome.
Based on the Economic Way of the Cross, written by the Religious Working Group on the World Bank/IMF, the Way of the Cross for Economic and Ecological Justice provides a prayerful way to walk the steps of Jesus in this time of financial and ecological crisis.
Similarly to past years, we walk in remembrance of the way of Jesus to the place of his crucifixion. Each station symbolizes institutional roots of this suffering in government, in transnational corporations, in international financial institutions, in trade agreements, macroeconomic policies and financial transactions that give shape to economic activity around the world.
Following is the list of stations and the current crisis they symbolize. Also listed are the physical locations in Washington, D.C. where that station is prayed. Those who use this Way of the Cross in locations other than Washington, D.C. are encouraged to consider public sites that align with these noted:
FIRST STATION: JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH
Political privilege and corruption: National Archives
SECOND STATION: JESUS BEARS THE CROSS
Structural racism and police violence: Department of Justice
THIRD STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Labor injustices: Trump International Hotel
FOURTH STATION: JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
The corporate-led (transactional) model of development: U.S. Agency for International Development
FIFTH STATION: JESUS IS HELPED BY SIMON
Indigenous peoples and the environment/involuntary resettlement: Inter-American Development
SIXTH STATION: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
Solidarity and community service: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
SEVENTH STATION: JESUS FALLS A SECOND TIME
Ravaging the Earth and its people in the name of economic development: U.S. Treasury
EIGHTH STATION: JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM
Deportation of vulnerable migrants and refugees: The White House
NINTH STATION: JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME
Moving forward on climate change: Lafayette Park
TENTH STATION: JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES
Extractive industries: White House Council on Environmental Quality
ELEVENTH STATION: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
Fair Trade NOT Free Trade: U.S. Trade Representative Office
TWELFTH STATION: JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
Destruction of God’s Creation: The World Bank
THIRTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS
Economic policies for the Common Good: International Monetary Fund
FOURTEENTH STATION: JESUS IS PLACED IN THE TOMB
Justice for migrants: Mexican Embassy
FIFTEENTH STATION: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
Signs and seeds of hope / Another world is possible