About Sacred Peace Walk


Dear Peace Walkers,

The NDE Council invites you to join us for the 2022 Sacred Peace Walk, April 9-14! We are excited to announce that this year’s walk will include a daily YouTube broadcast, making this event accessible to people throughout the world.

There has never been a more urgent time to resist nuclear weapons and endless war. With the invasion of Ukraine, the worldwide refugee crisis, and climate emergency, our message is urgent.

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 Great Basin Desert in Nevada, on the beautiful traditional lands of the indigenous Western Shoshone and Paiute peoples. We walk in the footsteps of our spiritual ancestors from many faith traditions.

This year, we will be establishing a base camp at the Temple of Sekhmet (Goddess Temple) in Cactus Springs, where we gather in the evenings for meals, ceremony, and song. There will be a “Virtual Campfire” at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time (Nevada time) each evening when we invite supporters from anywhere in the world to participate in our SPW activities via our YouTube channel. Follow the #SacredPeaceWalk on social media @NevadaDesertExperience or text (702) 751-4363 for information.

Most walkers will camp on the grounds of the Temple, but limited lodging in the guest house is also available with advance notice. After breakfast in the mornings, we will shuttle walkers to the walk route. 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, and shuttle back to the base camp at any point during the day.

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.

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.

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 AFB and the NNSS through peaceful vigils at these sites. Please note: Due to COVID-19, we do not recommend that walkers risk arrest during the 2022 Sacred Peace Walk. We are not able to provide jail support for anyone who may be arrested.

Registration
We will follow recommended COVID-19 health and safety protocols to assure that the walk experience is as safe as possible for everyone. All participants must be fully vaccinated, with a booster, or present a negative Covid-19 test before joining the walk. We have the capacity to support 12 peace walkers this year, and registration will be on a first-come basis. Please complete the pre-registration form prior to April 1, 2022.

The registration fee for the SPW is $125 general, and $75 for veterans, seniors, and students. Scholarships are available upon request. Registration fees cover the costs of meals, supplies, lodging, transportation, and rental equipment. Donations are always welcome and you can also sponsor a peace walker.

Please join us from wherever you are, 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!

SPW Health and Safety Protocols 2022
As a participant in the 2022 Sacred Peace Walk, I agree to abide by the following protocols to ensure the safest possible environment for everyone. All walkers must attest that they are fully vaccinated or must test negative for Covid-19 prior to participating in the SPW.
  • I will complete the self-assessment checklist each morning before participating in group activities.
  • If I am experiencing any symptoms listed on the checklist, or if I feel unwell at any time during the walk, I will consult with a walk coordinator, and may be asked to quarantine until I can safely rejoin the walk. If asked to quarantine, I am responsible for contacting my local sponsor to make these arrangements.
  • I will wear a face mask that covers my nose and mouth when indoors and in any enclosed space (such as porta-potties and in vehicles), and whenever physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
  • When engaging in group activities, such as meetings, prayer, rituals, circles, workshops, or meals, I will maintain a distance of six feet from others, or wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Walkers are encouraged to use safer ways to greet each other, such as elbow bumps or air hugs, and to ask for consent for closer contact.
  • I will wash my hands with soap and water (20 seconds) frequently, and always before and after meals and after using the restroom. I will utilize an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (70%) when soap and water is not available.
  • I understand that my participation in the walk at any time will be at the discretion of the walk coordinators.