Sunday, June 07, 2009

World March For Peace

Never Doubt That a Small Group of People Can Change the World. It is the Only Thing That Ever Has. Margaret Mead
With that thought in mind, I learned about the World March for Peace from a friend of mine who is also a member of the Erie Benedictines for Peace.

The World March starts in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Nonviolence” by the United Nations.

I would like to take this march. I shall surely do so in spirit and online. I began training this week.

It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. The March will last 90 days, after three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia. The American and Asian stages will be the longest, both almost a month.

Because a “world without wars” is an image that opens the future and seeks to become reality in every corner of the planet, as violence gives way to dialogue.

The moment has come for the voiceless to be heard! Out of agonizing and urgent need, millions of human beings are crying out for an end to wars and violence.

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