Midcoast Peace & Justice Group
committed to positive change through non-violent action
The 2015 Maine Peace Walk will be from Ellsworth, Maine to Portsmouth, NH. The coastal route is fitting because the theme of the walk will be militarization of the seas and the Pentagonís impact on the oceans.
Previous walks have been led by the monks and nuns from the Buddhist Nipponsan Myohoji order. There are usually 15 or 20 long haul walkers who are joined by dozens of local walkers who fall in for their local the section of the walk.
These walks are a colorful and moving procession. Monks and nuns dressed in red and yellow habits keep the time with their drums and castanets. Walkers hold aloft their banners and signs of peace as their message is slowly carried from town to town.
The Southbound walkers will come into Rockland on Tuesday, Oct 13. Their destination will be the First Universalist Church on 345 Broadway. At the church there will be a 6 PM potluck dinner followed by an evening program. The community is invited to attend
Call for Volunteers
When the walk came through this area 2 years ago there were about 20 walkers. There could be as many this time around. To host a gathering of this size requires a community effort, to that end weíre sending out a call for volunteers.
For More Information - 691-0322 - Midcoast Peace and Justice
Locally the Walk is supported and sponsored by The Midcoast Peace and Justice Group
Maine Walk for Peace is sponsored by: Maine Veterans for Peace; PeaceWorks; CodePink Maine; Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST); Peace Action Maine; Veterans for Peace Smedley Butler Brigade (Greater Boston); Seacoast Peace Response (Portsmouth); and Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space; the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group (list information)
For full walk route schedule details see http://vfpmaine.org/walk%20for%20peace%202015.html
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