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 Vicky F. on November 2, 2009 at 4:15pm
World March for peace and Non Violence: Spain

Comment by Maria Sotomayor on October 31, 2009 at 4:44pm


The planet of Love is here!
We are sailing towards the light of Peace, Love and abundance!
With joy,
Maria
Comment by Clicia Pavan on October 31, 2009 at 3:59pm
Comment by Driss on October 31, 2009 at 11:28am
Hello dear friends
Hope you had a wonderful week and you are ready to let go all negative stuff during the week end.
Haven't you notice some good news this week about first step toward Peace. I want to beleive we influenced that by our meditation last week. Come join us in the group Let's meditate all together for Peace. It is a noble mission, our birthright mission, hand in hand, all together worldwide and manifest Peace by our will added to each member of the group during our meditation today at 3pm EST, 7pm GMT. See you there
There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way; Mahatma
I love you
Driss
Comment by marieemma on October 28, 2009 at 5:15am
“Every living human being has something wonderful happening inside. Within each person is a supreme beauty. Within each person is peace, joy, the feeling of the heart. Picture of MaharajiI offer inspiration, reminding people of the beauty of existence; I remind people that life itself is a gift. I encourage people to know that it is possible to ... Read Moreopen windows of understanding so they can be fulfilled. I see each human being as complete. Within each one shines a sun so bright that it can make any darkness go away. What I am proposing is that within each individual is the domain where peace can be found. This is the message that I feel is sorely needed in this world. How important it is for that one message to be accessible to everyone. More than just words, I offer a practical way to feel the contentment that is already within. My message is neither new nor old—it is timeless. The peace, the contentment, that we seek is within. It was, is, and always will be. Now is the time to turn within. What I offer is a gift from one being to another. I want to make this possibility available to people. And if they want to pursue it, I want to help them however I can.” — Maharaji ♥

You are warmly invited to join in: PEACE IS WITHIN YOU

http://www.ipeace.me/group/peaceiswithinyou
Comment by Sandman on October 27, 2009 at 6:14pm
How inspiring--how beautiful people from everywhere walking their faith in peace as reality!!!
I that somewhere in Florida there is a walk so that I may join along as sing of peace and its reality for us all.
Comment by Beatrice LATEUR LACROIX on October 26, 2009 at 9:28pm
A hudge thanks to Bangladesh to participate to the March.
Love and Peace for all beings.
Comment by Vicky F. on October 26, 2009 at 7:44pm
World March for peace and Non Violence: Bangladesh

Comment by Beatrice LATEUR LACROIX on October 26, 2009 at 7:38pm
Thank you for being so active for the Mondial March, Clivia.
I'm wainting for the March in France to be able to participate.
Love and Peace
Comment by Clicia Pavan on October 26, 2009 at 6:31pm

THE PROPOSALS OF THE WORLD MARCH
To avoid a future nuclear catastrophe we must surpass violence today, demanding:
• nuclear disarmament at a global level;
• the immediate withdrawal of invading troops from occupied territories;
• the progressive and proportional reduction of conventional weapons;
• the signing of non-aggression treaties between countries;
• the renunciation by governments of the use of war as a means to resolve conflicts.
It’s urgent to create consciousness for peace and disarmament. But it is also necessary to awaken a consciousness of nonviolence that rejects not only physical violence, but all forms of violence: economic, racial, psychological, religious, sexual, etc. This new sensibility could take root and inspire the social structures, opening the way towards the future Universal Human Nation.
We demand our right to live in peace and liberty. We do not live in liberty when we live under the threat of violence.
The World March is a call to all people to unite efforts and take responsibility for changing the world, to overcome their personal violence, and to work in their immediate environments, and as far as their influence may reach.
Namaste
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Para evitar uma catástrofe nuclear futuro temos de superar a violência de hoje, exigindo:
• desarmamento nuclear a nível global;
• a retirada imediata das tropas invasoras dos territórios ocupados;
• a redução progressiva e proporcional das armas convencionais;
• a assinatura de tratados de não-agressão entre países;
• a renúncia por parte dos governos do uso da guerra como meio para resolver conflitos.
É urgente criar a consciência da paz e do desarmamento. Mas também é necessário para despertar uma consciência da violência que rejeita a violência não só física, mas todas as formas de violência econômica, racial, psicológica, religiosa, sexual, etc Esta nova sensibilidade pode ter raiz e inspirar as estruturas sociais, a abertura do caminho para o futuro Nação Humana Universal.
Nós exigimos o nosso direito de viver em paz e liberdade. Nós não vivemos em liberdade quando vivemos sob a ameaça de violência.
A Marcha do Mundo é um apelo a todas as pessoas para unir esforços e assumir a responsabilidade de mudar o mundo, para superar a sua violência pessoal, e para trabalhar em seus ambientes imediatos, e, tanto quanto a sua influência pode chegar.
Namaste
 

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