A solidarity walk for those who desire to take the first steps towards healing our divisions

May 28th, 2017 @ 2pm

We are a community in need of healing

In a time of deep divisions and lack of dialogue, is it possible for people to come together?
We can’t move forward until we take the first step.

The Walk of Trust aims to promote




Map of the Walk

Click the map to see it on Google Maps


Choose a Departure Point
Click here for details about departure points
1:45 pm – Central Reform Synagogue
2:00 pm – Cathedral Basilica
2:15 pm – Second Presbyterian Church
2:30 pm – Galilee Baptist Church
2:40 pm – Daughters of Charity
3:15 pm – Masjid Bilal (West Pine Mosque)
3:30 pm – SLU Clock Tower

Gather at Chaifetz Arena
4:00 pm – Address by Archbishop Carlson & Rev. Starsky Wilson

5:00 pm – Prayer at Chaifetz Arena

You know about the Walk of Trust.
Have you heard of the Pilgrimage of Trust?

The Pilgrimage of Trust is a weekend of prayer, conversation, and friendship designed to help us work together to heal our divisions. The walk, which is open to the public, is one of many activities that will take place during the Pilgrimage of Trust.

Departure Points

During the Walk of Trust, there will be a number of departure points. Choose which one you would like to depart from and join us from that location. Below are more details about each location, including addresses and departure times. Click on the address to find it on Google Maps.

1. Central Reform Synagogue – Depart at 1:45pm
5020 Waterman Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

2. Cathedral Basilica – Depart at 2:00pm
4431 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

We will gather on parking lot on the corner of Lindell and Taylor

3. Second Presbyterian Church – Depart at 2:15pm
4501 Westminster Pl
St. Louis, MO 63108

We will gather in the parking lot near the church on 4501 Westminster Place.

4. Galilee Baptist Church – Depart at 2:30pm
4300 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

5. Daughters of Charity – Depart at 2:40pm
4330 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63108

We will gather on the their parking lot

6. Masjid Bilal (West Pine Mosque) – Depart at 3:15pm
3843 W Pine Mall Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Enter SLU campus from Vandeventer and gather in front of Mosque on the SLU campus.

7. SLU Clock Tower – Depart at 3:30pm
Click here to find on Google Maps

Frequently Asked Questions about the Walk of Trust

Does it cost anything to attend?

No! This event is free and open to the public.

Is the Walk of Trust a protest?

No! This is not a protest. It’s a solidarity walk intended for those who want the opportunity to do something visible that works toward healing and uniting our community.

Do I need to register to attend the Walk of Trust?

No registration is needed to participate in the Walk of Trust. It is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend. Feel free to bring family and friends!

I can't walk that far, can I still come?

Yes! If you are unable to walk the entire distance you can start off at any point along the walk, or you are welcome to join us at the Chaifetz Arena for the rally after the walk. Also, we will have a shuttle running during the walk in case you can’t make it the entire way.

What do I do if I get too tired while walking?

We will have shuttle services available during the Walk of Trust for those who are exhausted or need assistance.

Will there be stopping points during the Walk of Trust?

Yes. We will stop at a number of locations along the way. You can join the walk at any of these stops if you wish.

  1. Daughters of Charity Provincial House
    4330 Olive St.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
  2. SLU Clock Tower
    1 N. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
  3. Chaifetz Arena
    1 S. Compton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63103

Is food included?

While no meals will be served, there will be light refreshments at the conclusion of the walk.

Where can I park?

There are a few options available. Choose one of the following:

  1. Park at your departure point. For a list of departure points, see the schedule above.
  2. Park in the lot at Chaifetz Arena. This is where the walk will conclude. We will provide a shuttle to take you to a starting point in the walk.
  3. Park wherever you choose. Please refer to the Walk of Trust map and schedule so you know when and where to meet up with us.

We will provide shuttles to all of the stopping points during and after the walk.

How will I get back to my car?

Shuttle service will be available after the rally and will drop participants off at each of the starting points of the march.

What is Taizé?

The Walk of Trust and the Pilgrimage of Trust will be lead by a number of brothers from a religious community in Taizé, France. They are known internationally for the healing power of the pilgrimages they lead in their community in Taizé and around the world. Thousands of people world-wide attend their pilgrimages annually.

For more information about Taizé, click here.

What is the Pilgrimage of Trust?

The Walk of Trust is one of the many events that will take place during the Pilgrimage of Trust. The pilgrimage is a weekend-long event consisting of ecumenical prayer, discussion, and a discovery of common ground regarding the issues that separate and divide our community.

The Pilgrimage of Trust will be lead by a number of brothers from Taizé, France. The brothers of Taizé have a unique charism of ecumenism and reconciliation that promotes an authentic encounter of the other, especially those who are different. It is this charism which we hope to incorporate into the weekend pilgrimage

For more information on the Pilgrimage of Trust, click here.