8 Million Steps for Christianity

Our project goal is to achieve eight million steps, representing the distance from the doorstep of our project director’s (Jörgen Nilsson) home in southern Sweden to Jerusalem, and the eight million dollars we have pledged to raise for charitable causes in defense of Christianity. 

When the project first began in 2019, our original goal was to walk the duration of Europe and the Middle East to Jerusalem. A distance which was accomplished in the 2012-2013 pilgrimage from Sweden to Jerusalem, using the traditional overland route to Jerusalem, as was used in Medieval times.  

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, in the summer of 2021 it was determined that the eight million steps would now be covered through a collective effort. Done at different places and locations throughout the world. The following is our official record of recognized pilgrimage treks for Steps for Christianity.

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2021 August: Transylvania, Romania

32,000 Steps

A Mighty Fortress is Our God.

The inaugural Steps for Christianity hike occured in the city of Hermannstadt and the village of Michelsberg in the region of Transylvania, culminating in a vigil by the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the hilltop Medieval church in Michelsberg.   

2022 January: Banat, Romania

18,000 Steps

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. 

A pilgrimage to the Roman Catholic basilica of Radna and the ruins of Siria hilltop fortress took place was undertaken, with a vigil in the Greek Catholic Chapel of Mary Magdalene in Timișoara. 

Europe or the US

Upcoming Walk Autumn 2022

Steps Team Member Dan Koski will be leading the next Steps for Christianity Walk in October 2022. The hike will either take place in Europe or in the United States. More updates forthcoming!