ROCKFORD (WREX) — Members of Rockford Urban Ministries and city residents came together Friday morning for the annual Good Friday walk for Justice.
The walk began with a moment of prayer against violence in the city and then proceeded to various locations throughout the city like the Family Peace Center, the Rockford Police Department and Beattie Park.
Rockford Urban Ministries carried a 8-foot 50-pound wooden cross to the Rockford Mass Transit terminal in order to pray for the city residents.
"Every year we try to bring the prayers, and hopes, and faith of the church community out of the buildings and in to the city where it's needed most," said Stanley Campbell, Director of Rockford Urban Ministries.
The event is a time to support the community, according to local leaders. The Good Friday Walk for Justice was established in 1986.