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Silent Peace Walk Around Central Park, NY

October 1, 2012



A slow walk in the rain can be an unforgettable experience

SHINE OR RAIN – We will walk. Come and walk with us

Please join us at 2:30 pm for an opening event with the walk leaders at the NY Academy of Medicine (1216 5th Avenue @ 103rd).

Wearing a white shirt is recommended

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“There is so much joy we give to each other simply by sharing our lives.  A silent walk together, with all our dreams and hopes for peace upright in our hearts, is the most beautiful expression of sincere, spirit led, activism.  Though the road is long and full of obstacles, we know Friendship is the prize of peace.  What else is as worthy to win?  We will be friends, and walk this path together; nothing must stop us.” Alice Walker

The first large US silent Peace Walk is being planned for Sunday, October 7, 2012 in New York City’s Central Park. Following an opening gathering at 2:30pm, the walk will circumnavigate continuously Central Park allowing participants to join along the way.  The walk is intended to be slow, beautiful and dignified, without flags or signage, an expression of the goodwill and friendliness of people who live together. It empowers us all to be peacemakers.  Instead of shouting in the name of peace, peace will be embodied by our quiet presence. ‘There is no way to peace, peace is the way’.

With over 8 million people living in New York City, it is one of the most densely populated and ethnically and religiously diverse cities in the world.  Home to over 100 ethnic groups, including several million Muslims and Jews, the walk is intended to demonstrate that people of all faiths and origins can live peacefully side by side. The peace we long for in the Middle East and Worldwide is actually possible. We call for the urgent cessation of violence in the Middle East and a serious and committed movement towards a sustainable and peaceful coexistence.

The walk will be led by Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America, Dr. Stephen Fulder, founder of Middleway, an Israeli-Palestinian group applying mindfulness and spiritual insights to peacemaking, Rabbi Ingber, the Founder and Spiritual Director of Romemu, Imam Shamsi Ali, Sheikha Fariha and many others.

Large silent peace walks have become famous in Israel and Palestine, for 10 years and Dr. Fulder has been a central teacher and visionary for these walks.


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