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At the peace walk in Calgary. Followed by a screening of The Peaceful Warrior tonight at Unity church

Posted by Ariana Rose Brackenbury on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Peace walk

Posted by Ariana Rose Brackenbury on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Please join us for the 6th Annual Peace Walk in Calgary on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30pm
(FREE, Family-friendly event)

YOU, your family and friends are invited to come out to the Peace Bridge to join Calgarians from all walks of life to Walk in the name of Peace, to acknowledge each individual’s value and worth; to promote peaceful and compassionate practices; to create a sense of global community. Together we will send a positive ripple of peace into the world.

We meet at the north end of the Peace Bridge (red pedestrian bridge on Memorial Drive and 8th street west) and take a stroll through the downtown core to share Peace Rocks, quotes about peace and Peace Songs. (more details below)

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Scroll down to discover: Why Participate; History of Peace Walk; Peace Rocks; Walk Route Map; Peace Walk Flyer; Facebook link; Video Footage and Photos from previous walks; Channel for Peace Song; Organizers.

2017 Peace Walk Flyer

 

 

Why Participate?
The Peace Walk is an opportunity for people to stand for what they believe in and make a difference. Peace begins within and is amplified by joining together in community. This year, groups in Vancouver, Kelowna and Red Deer will be walking at the same time we are walking in Calgary. More people gathering and walking together will flow even more peaceful energy out into the world, giving us the opportunity to Be the Cause for change.

Please join this group of conscious-minded, open-hearted people who want to make a Peace-full difference in the world… and Be the Cause for Peace in YOUR world!

Please invite your friends and family to join us. Share news of the Peace Walk on your social media platforms and use #peacewalk in your posts.

Visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeaceWalkCalgary/

 

Peace Rocks!

On the walk, we’ll share songs about Peace and place Peace Rocks – small rocks with the word Peace written on them – in places along the route where you feel a reminder of peace would be appropriate. We know this has a positive impact. After our 2015 walk, we received this photo of four year old Tristan, who found a peace rock while walking downtown with his father. His find ignited a beautiful conversation about what Peace mean.You are also invited to share Peace Rocks with people we encounter along the walk route. You are invited to bring your own rocks, or share the rocks we will have on hand that were decorated at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre by Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty.

Peace Song

This will be the third year we sing the song that was ‘channeled’ to one of the organizers as an Anthem for our peace walk. We invite you to watch the video to learn this song and sing it with us at the Peace Walk… or any time you’d like to bring more peace into your world!

 

Walk Map

 

History of the Calgary Peace Walk

The first two years the walk was hosted by the Joy of Life Centre for Spiritual Living.  The following year, the Joy of Life Centre invited Spiritual Leaders from various communities to join forces and create the informal Calgary New Thought Alliance with the intent to raise consciousness and promote peace.  They chose to collaboratively host two successful events in Calgary, The Peace Concert and The Walk for Peace, in celebration of The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV).  The annual 64 day SNV season (co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought) is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign that has seen participation in 67 countries around the world since its inception.  Spanning the period of January 30th to April 4th (the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) the campaign focuses educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action. 2017 marks the 20th Annual SNV.

In the fall of 2015, the walk became an event of its own, no longer affiliated with any particular group, expanding its scope beyond Spiritual leaders to include conscious Calgarians from all walks of life. The Calgary Peace Walk has evolved into a free, family-friendly event that gives people the opportunity to feel they are making a positive difference in the world.

 

2017 Peace Walk Organizers

Susan Berry, Centre for Spiritual Living Kenya  www.cslkenya.org 

Tina Thrussell, Shin Dao Institute   www.shindao.com

Rev. Lesley McNamara, Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living  www.calgarycsl.org

with special guests, youth members of the Sant Nirankari Mission Calgary  http://www.nirankari.com/calgary/index.shtml