|Church in the Cliff|
|Leaving tonight from Mockingbird Station, it's a ride on the spiritual side.|
It's not often that community art, religion and public transportation overlap, but they will tonight as the DART Stations of the Cross marks Good Friday along the Red and Blue Lines.
Last year's ride was organized by a couple of Dallas churches -- the Church in the Cliff
-- to "explore Good Friday through meditation and mass transit."
If you're skeptical that a ride on the DART could lend itself to a spiritual encounter, some photos on the Church in the Cliff's site
(from the great Courtney Perry of The Dallas Morning News
photo desk) could help convince you.
DART Stations of
the Cross is a community art project which links an ancient spiritual
practice with mass transit. It is presented on Good Friday by two
emergent churches in the Dallas area, Church in the Cliff and Journey.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Mockingbird DART station
between 6 and 7 pm this Friday, April 2nd and to look for volunteers
with black armbands.
Volunteers will provide a set of fourteen devotional cards comprised of
original paintings and poetry reflecting on the traditional themes of
the Stations of the Cross. Riding from Mockingbird to the end of the
line in South Dallas participants are encouraged to flip cards as they
pass through the stations and to consider the ways they encounter God's
presence, or absence, in the urban landscape. You will be asked to get
off the train three times -- at Pearl, Union, and Cedars -- as a
movement of solidarity with Jesus each time he falls. (At all of these
stations volunteers will greet you, and at the first one you will have
the opportunity to donate to the Stewpot's Open Studio which supports
homeless artists). Once you reach Westmoreland, the last stop on the
red line, you will receive final instructions before riding the train
in silence back to Mockingbird station.
All are invited to participate! Ride alone or gather with a group of
friends. For more information contact Courtney Pinkerton at
214.233.4605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org