Amid an intense election season and increased polarization of America, more than a few speakers and participants at a recent Peace Walk said that unity in the community is needed now more than ever.

The last Peace Walk of the year highlighted Native Americans, and the event held on Sunday appeared to draw one of the walk initiative’s largest crowds — an estimated 300 people. The walk, coordinated by the Stronger Together movement, began at Victory Indian Baptist Church, 2301 SE 15, and ended at the First Americans Museum, 659 First Americans Blvd. Speakers and walkers reflected on the initiative’s goal to bring people of different parts of the Oklahoma City metro area together for fellowship and, for many, an opportunity to share their common Christian faith.

The Stronger Together Peace Walk on Sunday began at Victory Baptist Church, 2301 SE 15, and ended at the First Americans Museum.

“As I’m walking, I’m thinking about the land and I’m not thinking about color or race or creed,” said flautist Shawn Joseph, a Chickasaw Nation member from Midwest City, as he made the trek.

“I’m thinking that we are all part of the great circle of life. I think about how our Lord Jesus Christ gave us this great privilege to represent him.”