World March for Peace and NonViolence

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World March for Peace and NonViolence

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. A permanent base of a hundred people of different nationalities will complete the journey.

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The World March

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. The March will last 90 days, 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 stages will be the longest American and Asian, both almost a month. A permanent base of a hundred people of different nationalities will complete the journey.


Why?

Because we can end world hunger with 10% of what is spent on arms. Imagine how life would be if 30-50% of the arms budget went toward improving people’s lives instead of being used for destruction.

Because eliminating wars and violence means leaving human pre-history behind and taking a giant step forward in the evolution of our species..

Because we are accompanied by the voices of so many war-torn generations that came before us. The echo of their voices still resounds throughout the world, wherever armed conflict leaves its sinister memorial to the dead, disappeared, disabled and displaced.

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 dialog.

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.

We can make that happen by uniting all the forces of pacifism and active non-violence worldwide.


When?

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010.

The March will last 90 days, 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.


Who is participating?

The March was initiated by “World Without Wars,” an international organization that has been working for 15 years in the fields of pacifism and non-violence.

The World March, however, will be created and shaped by everyone. Open to any person, organization, collective, group, political party, business, etc., that shares the same aspirations and sensibility, this project is not something closed. Instead, it is a journey that will be progressively enriched as different initiatives set their contributions in motion.

That is why this is an invitation to anyone and everyone to participate freely. So that wherever the March goes, the local people can contribute their creativity in a great convergence of multiple activities.

There’s space for everything the imagination is capable of conceiving.

The possible channels of participation are multiple and diverse, including virtual participation in the March through Internet.
This is a march by and for the people, with hopes of reaching most of the world’s population. For this reason we are asking all media to spread the word about this journey around the world for Peace and Non-violence.


What is going to happen?

In every city the March visits, local individuals and groups will organize forums, meetings, festivals, conferences, and events (sports, cultural, social, musical, artistic, educational, etc., depending on their own creative initiative.

At this time hundreds of projects have already been set in motion by different individuals and organizations.


What are our goals?

To denounce the dangerous world situation that is leading us closer and closer to nuclear war, which would be the greatest catastrophe in human history – a dead end.

To give a voice to the majority of world citizens who want peace. Although the majority of the human race opposes the arms race, we are not sending out a unified signal. Instead we are letting ourselves be manipulated by a powerful minority and suffering the consequences. The time has come to stand together and show our opposition. Join a multitude of others in sending a clear signal, and your voice will have to be heard!

To achieve the eradication of nuclear weapons; the progressive and proportional reduction of non-nuclear arms; the signing of non-aggression treaties among nations; and the renunciation by governments of war as a way to resolve conflicts.

To expose the many other forms of violence (economic, racial, sexual, religious…) that are currently hidden or disguised by their perpetrators; and to provide a way for all who suffer such violence to be heard.

To create global awareness - as has already happened with environmental issues - of the urgent need to condemn of all forms of violence and bring about real Peace.


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Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on January 13, 2010 at 1:13pm
TRADITIONAL SONG OF ASIAN

THO HOA BINH http://www.ipeace.me/group/poetsforpeace



Find more music like this on SSEAYP World!!!
LINE PICTURE A DANCING


Thousands of blessings to you all
Thanks for your messages so beautiful
For the good they do for our brothers
Are truly an example
I send my love to all of you
Merry Christmas to you
What the road can meet you
May the wind be always at your back
What the sun shine warmly upon your face
What the rain refresh you on your way
What ever you go with Father
In all your days
And until I can hold you again
That the Father will hug and kiss you with love

A peace Poem For All

Let the birds have peace
Let the sea have peace
Let the wind have peace.
Let all men and woman be at peace.

The stars at night have peace.
In our dreams peace.

When we walk we need peace
Let all creatures have peace.
In my heart wisdom
and understanding, of poets of long ago.
Let love overflow.
For us to always know, and to never let go.

The peace of all mankind
The peace of the Rivers of belief.

Comment by Clicia Pavan on December 27, 2009 at 8:08pm

Comment by Clicia Pavan on December 27, 2009 at 8:06pm
My friends of the march arrived in Argentina today December 27 aMarcha world peace arrives in Argentina

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Comment by David Sparenberg on December 22, 2009 at 3:15am
MERRY CHRISTMAS


From the Celts we have the ancient tradition of “I am” poetry. These poems were never intended as mere ego inflations, but more of establishing identity-connections, of relationships. In line with this tradition, today I have written:

THE WIND OF ANDREA BOCELLI

I am as sweet as the wind of Andrea Bocelli
I am as deep as the bottomless miracle of Shakespeare
as solid with sublime beauty as stones of Michelangelo
as full as the Tao of Beethoven with power to wed
the symphonic stars of heaven with choral trees of earth

I am as small as the mustard seed of Jesus
a parable containing the complexity of Bach
as humble as the bird-prayers of Saint Francis
as holy as the dancing laughter of wise and wandering Baal Shem Tov
I am as righteous with visions as prophets Isaiah, Black Elk and Einstein
as big with mandala-dreaming as Blake and Jung

I am animal, angel and human
and I am as sweet
as the wind
of Andrea Bocelli.

David Sparenberg 21 December 2009

Now make an “I am” poem of your own and celebrate the creative accomplishments of our shared humanity!
Comment by Vicky F. on December 15, 2009 at 8:47pm
Hello Dear all friends
The World March for Peace and NonViolence (spanish video)
Mexico...
very active...
Comment by Silvia on November 24, 2009 at 3:23pm
The World March for Peace and nonviolence in Cumbria, UK: Dusty Clogs for Peace completed 157 miles to add to the 160.000 of the March, in spite of floods and rain in the area. David Gould (iPeace life and soul) and Liz managed to enthuse a group of seemingly waterproof Cumbrians to complete and surpass their target! Congratulations to everyone, the miles will travel with us to Punta de Vacas for the March's grand finale.

Comment by Motorcycle Hippy Al on November 24, 2009 at 9:04am

For Being You and supporting the World Peace March, as I am going down to New York City on Monday to show My supprt for World Peace."Let Peace start with All of Us"Hope this finds You in Good Health & Spirits" My Friend. "Happy Trails"

Motorcycle Hippy Al
Comment by S.E.Ingraham on November 24, 2009 at 8:36am
As part of the Canadian contingent, Edmonton marched on Saturday November 21st - we had a smallish group 100 - 150 strong - that marched from Buena Vista park over the North Saskatchewan River to Hawreluk Park, where we held a Peace Rally with speakers and musicians. It was a beautiful day, the energy was high and positive and there were many banners, especially as Avalon Junior High students made three or four themselves using quotes from such notables as Gandhi, Jimi Hendrix etc. Several politicians spoke and media coverage, especially TV, was very good. All in all - a good day for peace!
Comment by Clicia Pavan on November 15, 2009 at 11:52am

walk humanely put your whole being on the march for peace and nonviolence
It is time to make the voice of the voiceless! Millions of people need to call for
For the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the largest human peace sign in the world was performed in Lucena, Philippines, by 12'000 students of the QUEZON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. 7 October 2009.

an end to wars and violence.
We can achieve this by uniting all the forces of pacifism and active non-violence in the world.
Namaste
Comment by Beatrice LATEUR LACROIX on November 2, 2009 at 8:06pm
Great promotion for the March in Spain, Vicky!
 

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