Walk in Love

Remembering Z. Alexander Looby: The “Walk In Love”

Led by Chaplain Mary Murphy of the Center for Contemplative Justice and others from the community, we recognize the life of Z. Alexander Looby in an annual interfaith commemorative prayer walk. The “Walk in Love” is a 2.2 mile walk beginning at St. Anselm’s church, leading up Jefferson Street, through the middle of the Bicentennial Mall, up the hill past the “Witness Walls” at the Courthouse and ending in the Public Square.

Since the original “Walk” of 15 or so participants, the event has grown to about 50. It now commences at Tennessee State University, stops briefly and joining with others at St. Anselm’s as dictates historical record, and continues on to the courthouse steps. Many have supported the march in the past. It is our prayer that many will again participate as we witness to the city our high regard for our brother in Christ, Atty. Z. Alexander Looby, remembering his full story, not just the parts that give us comfort.

As it happens, this year April 19th falls on Good Friday. Since many of the clergy who assist with the walk and prayers conduct services that day, the “Walk in Love” will be held on Saturday, April 20th, at 2pm. We pray that you will join us. If you have questions or would like to make a financial contribution please contact walkinlove2019@gmail.com. Contributions go to educational efforts and outreach, including t-shirts for youth groups and students at TSU and Fisk who participate.