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Crossroads was founded in 1995 by Steve Sanborn, a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) as a response to John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in order to establish a Culture of Life. An integral part of Crossroads is our yearly pro-life pilgrimages across the United States. Each summer, young adults walk on four simultaneous pro-life walks across America from Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.. Walking over 12,000 miles and through 40 states, these young people hope to convert the hearts and minds of others – at the grass-roots level – by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. Crossroads also conducts a pro-life walk across Canada each summer from Vancouver to Ottawa, which takes simultaneously with our other walks.
During our pilgrimages across the United States and Canada, we strive always to join our efforts, prayers and small sacrifices with the sufferings of Christ - crucified for the sake of all, born and unborn.
We also speak to parish groups to encourage pro-life activism in
During the walk, we stop at local abortion clinics along the route
to participate in prayerful, peaceful protests and sidewalk counseling.
Crossroads recognizes the need to spread the message of life and
love through the means that the modern world provides. We actively
participate in radio, television and newspaper interviews with the
mainstream media as well as religious media outlets.
Each young adult who takes on the challenge of walking across our
country with Crossroads is an integral part of the ministry.