Walk for a New Spring 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Monks of the New EnglandPeace Pagoda will commence their annual “Walk for a New Spring”.  Beginning at the Peace Pagoda, they will walk several days in Massachusetts, soon moving to WashingtonDC. After several days of walking, taking part in vigils, holding ceremony and visiting congress, the Walk will proceed northward to the United Nations in New York City.  lease see accompanying Walk brochure for full details.

The overarching call of the Walk for a New Spring will be the complete dismantling of all nuclear weapons, asking particular support for the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons and the Back from the Brink movement. The Union of Concerned Scientists has moved the “Doomsday Clock” to 100 seconds to midnight–the closest they have ever judged the world to be to nuclear  holocaust. Let us together face down this re-awakened force of death. Please walk some or many steps with us, join in or host the community gatherings, and plan to come to NYC for the The World Conference 2020 to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Change, (April 24-25) and a Rally and March to the United Nations (April 26).

Please see important links for: Fresh New Hope, Warheads to Windmills(Youtube), Back from the Brink, www.preventnuclearwar.org .

In the same breath, we are embracing the interrelated crises of the degradation  of the natural world, which nurtures all life; the immorality of widespread of severe poverty, which brings incalculable suffering and unnatural death to millions, so often unacknowledged; and the entrenched militarism and war-making of our political and economic structure, and our overall culture.

We are so grateful to couple with so many friends, networks, groups, as in past years.  This year we are also joining with the Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival, which embraces the same fusion of concerns.  The  Poor Peoples Campaign calls all people to come together to make the spiritual and moral strength to prevail over  these terrible threats to life on earth.  They believe in and and listen to  poor and disenfranchised people, holding them in the elevated and supported center of this movement, which is open to all people to move together for the good. See poorpeoplescampaign.org.

For all the children, for the adults, for the elders – let us come together at this time, walking, praying, talking, singing, sharing food…together. Let us come together locally, and meet in New York City in late April, joining with people from around the world.  

In peace,

TimBullock

For more information contact Tim Bullock 413-485-8469 walk4anewspring at gmail.com

29th Anniversary of the New England Peace Pagoda


NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO
The 29th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
of the NEW ENGLAND PEACE PAGODA
Sunday, October 5, 2014
11 am
11:00 am: SACRED CEREMONY BEGINS
Nipponzan Myohoji Ceremony
Interfaith Prayers for World Peace
12:20 pm LUNCH OFFERED
1:10 pm MUSIC
1:20 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: David Hartsough, Peace and Justice Activist
co-founder: Non-Violent Peace Force;
co-author: Waging Peace, Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
1:50 pm SONGS
2:00 pm: BRIEF SHARINGS:ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES AROUND THE WORLD
POSITIVE NEWS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Pagoda Walks 2014 Past and Future
Climate Change Mass Rally in NYC
Okinawa: Demilitarization Walk, Japan
Jeju Island, Korea
“Springfield: No-One Leaves”
Mass Slavery Apology
2:20 DANCE for Gathered Company
2:50 CLOSING PRAYER AND SNAKE DANCE – LED BY WAMPANOAG FRIENDS,
at the Stupa honoring the Spirits of the Indigenous People’s Ancestors.
From Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii:
“Religious faith is not (merely) a personal matter…It is a great beacon that illuminates the darkness of the modern civilization. In religion, purification through the transformation of evil transcends any merits found in competing doctrines. It is the cardinal prohibition against the greatest tragedy of all tragedies in the human world: murder. The absolute and fundamental prohibition against murder is humanity’s ultimate civilization, which is yet to be heeded by science, economics, or politics. The cardinal prohibition of murder is the paramount issue that extends throughout and beyond politics, economics, and science. It is the imperative of all times, one that must be unequivocally embraced in order to liberate humankind from extinction. Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo.” (1956)
“To protect and emancipate humanity from the terror caused by the conflagration, war and bloodshed of the non-virtuous modern age, and to bring tranquility, every person must be taught of the presence that is to be intrinsically venerated…People are the very ones who are intrinsically sacred.” (1975 )
New England Peace Pagoda from the front terrace of the New Temple

Walk for Peace and Non-Violence

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The  New  England  Peace  Pagoda  invites  you  to  join
Walking  for  Peace  and  Non‐Violence
July  30  thru  August  9
Remembering  –  Transforming  -­  Healing
Hiroshima  and  Nagasaki
And  the Contemporary  Culture  of  War
Plainfield,  MA  to  Boston,  MA

 

Wed  –  July  30  Plainfield   Earthdance

Thurs.  –  July  31  Earthdance   New  Salem

Fri.  –  Aug  1   Seeds  of  Solidarity –  West  Springfield

Sat.  -­  Aug  2   West  Springfield  – Springfield

Sun.  –  Aug  3   Springfield  – Gardner

Mon.  –  Aug  4   Gardner  – Worcester

Tues.  –  Aug  5   Worcester  – Boston

Wed.    -­   Aug  6  First  Church  Boston
Hiroshima  Commemoration
Boston  City  Hall

Fri.  –  Aug  8   Leverett  Center
5:30  pm  Peace  Pagoda  Nagasaki  Commemoration

Sat.  –  Aug  9   Northampton
Nuclear  Free  Future
Campaign  and  Western  Mass  AFSC

Walk  begins  at  Court  House  to  Smith  College  –Paradise  Pond

For  more  information  regarding  the  walks  or  events  please  call      Tim  Bullock    -­ 413­‐485‐8469
Email  -­ walk4newspring@gmail.com