An upcoming walk for Peace....
"Don't let the Bush Administration use the first year commemoration of
the 911 tragedy to call for more war and violence. Please help us honor
the death of our loved ones by (moving) towards a future of peaceful
Kelly Campbell, September 11 Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow
Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage
August 25 -- September 11, 2002
Schenectady to New York City
As the country prepares for more war against "terror," we walk to honor
those killed at the World Trade Center with the dream behind which we
can all unite ?the vision of a peaceful world. War can lead us only to
more fear, retaliation and terrorism. We will visit churches, mosques,
temples, synagogues, and sites sacred to the Native Peoples of this land
to hear the voices of all forms of prayer and to learn how we-as
individuals and as a nation-can end fear, misunderstanding, and division
and renounce violence and terror in all its forms.
This walk is inspired by the Jewish-Muslim Walk for Peace held this past
April when Israel increased the violence of its occupation of
Palestinian lands. Three hundred interfaith walkers made a historic
journey across Albuquerque from the Nhalet Shalom Synagogue to the
Islamic Center of New Mexico to affirm their common desire for peace. It
was the first time the two groups had worked together.
"Let us call out 'peace' in the language that we love."
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
"For ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by his
grace you became brethren."
Holy Qur'an Surah III 103
We will walk 15 to 20 miles each day. Anyone can join for any length of
time. Drugs, alcohol, and weapons of any kind are not allowed. Women are
asked to bring scarves to wear in respect when visiting mosques.
For more information, contact Grafton Peace Pagoda (518) 658-9301 or
Yunus Fiske, (Muslim Student Association) (518) 273-0167,
Initiated by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order, Grafton Peace Pagoda
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