March 26 -
April 1, 2007
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throughout the peacewalk with writings and photos
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Sacred Peace Walk main
Walkers traveled from several states——people
The Sacred Peace Walk 2007 has begun! Tonight, about
20 walkers and 10 well-wishers gathered at the Las
Vegas Catholic Worker house for an orientation. Participants
introduced themselves, talked about their reasons
for coming on the Peace Walk, and shared hopes and
fears. Jovita Harrah, who traveled from Visalia, California,
grounded her choice to come in the current state of
the world. She explained, "War is a community problem,
so peace is a community solution."
Mike from Gallup, NM shares a moment with Leigh from
British Columbia. Leigh
and other Catholic Workers provided us with tremendous
Jerry, Jean, and Eleanor talk about old friends.
Gina, Jovita, and Sr. Stella enjoy a chat before dinner,
staffer Sarah looks for people who haven't registered
After our orientation, we had dinner, and a beautiful
and inspiring talk from Brian
Kimmel. Brian shared with us the wisdom of his
Buddhist tradition, Thich
Nhat Hanh's Order
of Interbeing. Through shared song and teachings,
Brian helped walkers become grounded and ready to
embrace the incredible spiritual opportunity of walking
for peace in a mobile, nomadic community. Brian taught
us several walking meditations, reminded us that "it's
a treasure to walk, to be in our bodies," and added,
"we always have a chance to take care of our own peace."
Fr. Louie and Brian sit together after Brian's talk.
Vegas Sun (AP): Peace advocates begin walk from Las
Vegas to Nevada Test Site
Peace walkers began their pilgrimage from the Nevada
Atomic Testing History Institute (NATHI) Museum
Western Shoshone elder and spiritual leader Corbin
blessed the peacewalkers before they left
to walk along the Las Vegas strip and to the outskirts
Leigh helps Shaina get her bike ready for the day
Peacewalkers gather on the street outside the Atomic
Testing Museum in Las Vegas.
And enter the Atomic Testing Museum.
Veterans for Peace activists including John Amidon
Watch as Corbin Harney speaks to the walkers and offers
a blessing as they begin their journey.
Chelsea leads the way.
As peacewalkers make their way along the Las Vegas
Mike (Stratosphere in the background)
Jerry Zawada, OFM and Fire Keeper Willie Fragosa,
a native from a California tribe
The peacewalk continues as the Fremont Street Experience
becomes the Fremont Peace Experience.
The peacewalkers join in a bathing the baby buddha
ceremony with Rev. Alan Senauke reciting the Heart
Peacewalker Reading Packet (PDF
Schedule, What to Bring
List, & Peace Camp directions
Map (PDF, 930k)
the 2006 Peace Walk