World Peace March
On October 2nd, the first ever planetary march for peace began. The World March for Peace and Nonviolence will be traveling 100,000 miles through five continents, asking for individuals who dream of a brighter future to join in what so far has already been an epic event that doesn’t conclude until January 2, 2010. From Jimmy Carter to his holiness the Dali Lama, the march is endorsed by a wide range of politicians, champion athletes, filmmakers, and musicians (including Lou Reed) who ask that we all--especially our government leaders--finally take the initiative to renounce violence as a way to end conflict.
To get the event under way, over a thousand people gathered at the Milano de Cathedral in Italy to sing John Lennon’s "Imagine", a video of it can be found on the events website, www.theworldmarch.org. While the event may not end world violence, the act is the first of its kind on this magnitude and is proof that there is hope for us believers. As supporter John Benn has stated, “Hope is the fuel for human progress.”