The Monks of the New England Peace Pagoda are initiating the 15th annual “Walk for a New Spring”. This years walk is a 56-day journey from Leverett, MA to Washington, DC
As we walk we carry the somber reflection that over 1,000,000 people from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have died because of the “War on Terror”, officially begun after September 11, 2001*.
Millions more in the region have become refugees. Our own soldiers have suffered loss and death as well. No end appears in sight. Present wars and potential new wars give a grave sense of insecurity to todays world. That is why we will carry the Quaker working paper, “Shared Security, Re-imagining US Foreign Policy”, to all communities along the route as well as to our legislators in Washington, DC.
Please join us along the way and plan to come to Washington, DC to bring our hopes for this new direction for genuine national and global security.
*”Casualty Figures after 10 years of War on Terror” http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/body-count.pdf
For more information regarding the walk, please contact:
Tel. 413- 367-2202
Cell Phone: 413- 485-8469