The origin of peace walk
In wikipedia, a peace walk or peace march, sometimes referred to as a peace pilgrimage, is a form of nonviolent action where a person or groups of people march a set distance to raise awareness of particular issues important to the walkers. Why do we walk? We can do case studies.
March 1930, Salt March
– Mahatma Gandhi
Thousands set out to town Dandi on the Arabian Sea in order to resist British Salt policies. More than 80,000 people were arrested and beaten but they prompted international outcry against British policy and captured the world’s attention.
“There is no path to peace. peace is the path.” – Mahatma Gandhi
August 1963, March on Washington
– “I Have A Dream”, Martin Luther King Jr.
Millions gathered to draw attention to inequalities faced by African Americans after emancipation. This walk helped to create national understanding of racial injustice, Civil Rights Act of 1964.
July 2014, Europe’s first Peace Walk Route
Started on 28 July in Vienna, Austria and ending 23 days later in Trieste, Italy, the 550km walk was officially created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
India Peace Walk to ban violence
Women do not remain silent in talking and walking to prevent violent extremism. So peace walks and educational activities were held in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, India.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
– Jimmi Hendrix
South Sudan, for peaceful nation
Kapuki Senior Secondary School located in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, hosted Peace Walk, in which 5,000 people participated.
Sunge Emmanuel said “We, youths, shall tell the future generations on how we transformed the warring nations into peaceful nations”
Romania, We can be the Change
Romanian citizens gathered to participate in the event in Cluj-Napoca, the second most populous city. Radu Alexandru, President of OSUT, said “I am proud to be a Romanian as from its origin this people had a vision for peace. This may not be written on a stone or anywhere, but if you look in our history you will see it. In our genes peace is written”
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[D-4] 5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace
If not me, who? If not now, when?
Realizing World Peace! Everything is up to us!
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