The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is an unprecedented social mobilization which aims to create consciousness of the dangerous global situation in which we are living -- a situation marked by the heightened probability of nuclear conflict, a renewed arms race, and the violent military occupation of foreign territories.
Converging diversity in action The World March is more than just a march: it is the convergence of thousands of initiatives in more than 100 countries across the planet. Marches, festivals, forums, concerts, cultural, sports and political events, exhibits, acts of civil disobedience: all developed to raise awareness of the urgent need for peace and disarmament and to pressure for a profound change in the violent direction of our society. The unifying thread of these initiatives will be a symbolic journey by an international team of marchers whose path will cross six continents. This march will start on October 2, 2009 -- the International Day of Nonviolence -- in Wellington, New Zealand, and will culminate on January 2, 2010 at the foot of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. Why a World March?
To end the threat of nuclear war– which would be the greatest catastrophe in history – a dead end.
To give a voice to the majority of world citizens, who want peace.
To bring about:
• Worldwide Nuclear Disarmament
• Withdrawal of all invading troops from occupied territories
• Signing of Non-Aggression Treaties among nations
• Renunciation of War by all governments
To expose all other forms of violence (economic, racial, sexual, religious, psychological etc…) and provide a way for all who suffer such violence to be heard.
To create global awareness of the urgent need for Peace - as has already happened with environmental issues.
To nurture a worldwide moral consciousness that rejects violence
To become involved in activities in your country, endorse the march, or get more information, please visit, http://www.theworldmarch.org, or http://www.worldmarchforpeacemd.ning.com.