NEWS AUTUMN 2023
The Jerusalem Way, founded in 2010, is the longest peace and pilgrimage way in the world!
The route runs from the end of Europe in Finisterre to the beginning in Jerusalem. It brings different religions, nations and cultures together in an extraordinary peace project and stands for mutual recognition, tolerance and appreciation of different ways of life. There are now more than 5000 members in the Facebook group - They come from over 100 different countries around the world and all continents are represented!!
- September 23, 2023 - LINZ: Invitation to the erection and blessing of the JW peace dove in the Peace City of Linz and an interreligious ceremony. Immediately before from Fri 15 Sept - Sat 23 Sept 2023 a joint “Pilgrimage Week on the Jerusalem Way” takes place.
- 29 Sept 2023 - 30 Sept 2023 FULDA: Invitation to the installation and blessing of the JW Peace Dove & opening of the Jerusalem Trail in Fulda (German feeder “Jerusalem Trail of the Apostles”). Immediately before on Thu 28 Sept 2023 Invitation to a joint pilgrimage day under the motto “pilgrimages & marking”.
- END OF MAY TO BEGINNING OF JUNE 2024: Guided pilgrimage (2 weeks) on the way to Jerusalem through all of France! From the Pyrenees to Lake Geneva together with Johannes Aschauer. Attention limited number of participants! Details follow on the website
- JERUSALEM WAY PEACE GUIDE: Training planned for 2024/2025
- BACK OFFICE AND OFFICE in the Peace City of LINZ: We ask for your support!
- PILGRIM PORTRAITS (at the bottom of the page)
Sept. 23, 2023 INVITATION TO LINZ / AUSTRIA: The European Capital of Culture and City of Peace LINZ becomes a partner of the longest Peace Walk in the world! Installation of the JW peace dove in Linz! WE ASK FOR NUMEROUS PARTICIPATION - THANK YOU
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - Program schedule
To 09: 00 clock Meeting point Wilhering Collegiate Church: Pilgrim blessing from Abbot Reinhold Dessl. We walk the 12 km stage to Linz together. Arrival in the main square area at around 13:30 p.m. with a pilgrim snack from the city of Linz in the Atelierhaus Salzamt!
To 15: 00 clock Meeting point in the Salzamt studio building: Speech by Mayor MMag. Klaus Luger as representative of the City of Peace Linz and presentation of the Jerusalemweg peace project in the Salzamt studio building.
To 15: 30 clock Beginning of the ceremony: TOGETHER we walk a part of the longest path to peace in the world! The route takes us from the main square over the Nibelungen Bridge to the dove of peace at the new town hall.
At 16:00: Unveiling and blessing of the Jerusalemweg Dove of Peace on the forecourt of the New Town Hall with musical accompaniment by the Magistratsmusik.
The installation of the dove of peace will take place in an interreligious ceremony with the President of the Israelite Community of Upper Austria Charlotte Herman, Diocesan Bishop of the Catholic Church of Upper Austria Manfred Scheuer, Superintendent of the Evangelical Church of Upper Austria Gerold Lehner, Chairman of the Islamic Religious Community of Upper Austria Binur Mustafi, Priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church Linz Dragan Micic, pastor of the Old Catholic Church Linz Samuel Ebner and other guests of honour.
Pilgrimage Week on the Jerusalem Way: Immediately before that, there will be a joint “Pilgrimage Week on the Jerusalem Way" instead of! On foot from Lofer in the province of Salzburg to Wilhering Abbey. Daily participation is possible. Open here: Open Details / Stages / Registration
INVITATION: Installation of the dove of peace and opening of the Jerusalem Way in FULDA! Date: September 29th - September 30th, 2023 (Friday - Saturday)
Ceremonial interreligious Jerusalem Trail opening with installation of the Dove of Peace on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 14:00 p.m. Before that, joint pilgrimage as well as an extensive supporting program with live moderated film lectures and presentations on Friday, September 29, 2023 in the ballroom of the Orangery and pilgrims' table.
Friday September 29, 2023
From 17:00 p.m.: Meeting of pilgrims with a welcome and a drink. At 20:00 p.m.: Live moderated film lectures & presentations in the ballroom of the Orangery about the entire Jerusalem route from Spain to Jerusalem and the three routes in Germany! End around 21:30 p.m., finale / pilgrims’ table.
Saturday September 30, 2023
At 09:00 a.m.: Joint pilgrimage from Fulda Cathedral Square to Pilgerzell (about 6 km).
At 14:00 p.m.: as a highlight, the ceremonial installation of the Jerusalemweg peace dove at Michaelskirche / near Domplatz with Mayor Dr. Heiko Wingenfeld and representatives of the religious communities. Interfaith Ceremony! End around 16:00 p.m., followed by pilgrims’ table, finale... Extensive supporting program from Friday to Saturday!
“Pilgrimages and signs”:
Even before the opening ceremonies, a joint pilgrimage will take place on September 28, 2023 (Thursday) on the Jerusalemweg from Fulda. During the tour, we supplement and check the signage in a very practical way. Information & registration Pilgrims & Marking
Back office and office space in the Friedensstadt Linz. We ask for your support!
Dear Jerusalemweg friends, dear members,
In order to be able to cope with the ever-increasing volume of emails, international correspondence, processing projects and sending orders, we need someone for the back office and rent an office space. We have therefore been looking for a suitable location in the Peace City of Linz for a year, as well as committed people for the back office team.
We ask for a monthly donation to be able to set up and finance the back office. Thank you very much, together we can make a difference!
For the monthly donation please click on the blue button click, or send an email to set up a direct debit order email@example.com .
Prior notice: JERUSALEM WAY PEACE GUIDE training in preparation for 2024/2025
For more information and reservations, contact Ms. Ulrike Steger from the municipal tourist information center in Donauwörth: REQUEST VIA EMAIL
Info for NEW MEMBERS
Are you currently on the Jerusalem Way or have you already made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem? We ask you to send us your portrait. Thank you very much!
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