Dear Peace Walkers,
The NDE Council invites you to join us for the 2023 Sacred Peace Walk, April 1-7
! We are excited to announce that we are able to relax the restrictions of recent years and invite more active participation in this event.
With the invasion of Ukraine, the worldwide refugee crisis and climate emergency, there has never been a more urgent time to resist nuclear weapons and endless war.
Join us as we walk in the footsteps of our spiritual ancestors to create a nonviolent, compassionate community during our journey and beyond. About the Walk
The Sacred Peace Walk is an interfaith journey of approximately 60 miles along I-95 through the Mojave Desert in Nevada, on the beautiful traditional lands of the indigenous Western Shoshone and Paiute peoples.
We will gather at NDE headquarters in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. for introductions, orientation and nonviolence training. On Sunday morning, we will leave from The National Atomic Testing Museum for the first leg of our journey through the city of Las Vegas before hitting the highway on Monday.
April is a beautiful time to camp in the desert along the way and there may be limited indoor accommodations. Walkers are asked to bring their own camping gear, including a sleeping bag, tent, hat, water bottle, flash light, and meal kit, but some equipment is available to borrow. Support vehicles will follow along the route to provide water, snacks, first aid supplies, and porta-potties. All meals will be provided. You are free to walk the portion of each day’s route that is comfortable for you.
If you are interested in participating in the SPW in other ways, volunteers are needed each day to support the walk by providing/serving meals, driving support vehicles, donating snacks and supplies, and other tasks.
Throughout the week there are opportunities to engage in prayer-action, ritual, music, art, and community-building that make this experience unique and transformative. We will bring our message of nonviolence to Creech Air Force Base, the heart of U.S. drone assassinations program and the Nevada National Security Site, on land legally belonging to the Western Shoshone Nation and where more than a thousand atomic weapons have been detonated, making it the most bombed place on the planet. There will be opportunities for nonviolent civil resistance at both sites.
Most of our activities will be out of doors and we will be monitoring conditions in case any health and safety protocols will be required. Registration
Please complete pre-registration online
The registration fee for the SPW is $125 general, and $75 for veterans, seniors, and students or $20 per day. Scholarships are available upon request. Registration fees cover the costs of meals, supplies, lodging, transportation, and rental equipment. Donations are always welcome. Visit Support the Sacred Peace Walk
to donate registration fees, sponsor a walker, or make a general gift for the SPW.
Please join us to resist nuclear weapons and endless war, stand up for indigenous rights, and create a peaceful, sustainable future. Together we can transform fears into compassion and apathy into action during NDE's annual Sacred Peace Walk!