Over an extended period of about a year, the peace pilgrim (preferably in pairs) focuses on meeting with people, and on discovering their history, their memories, their landscapes and geography…
The pilgrim learns to overcome his or her fears. As the road stretches ahead, the walker, pushing-pulling an orange covered cart, travels in poverty and deliberately chooses to trust and to depend on others. This reliance on the hospitality and kindness of others allows the traveller to learn, to listen and to appreciate diversity as a source of personal growth.
The pilgrim covers fifteen to twenty miles a day, and makes steady progress with the help of those he or she meets on the way: individuals, families and communities, and specially his hosts.
Presentation of Jerusalem Route