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2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk

July 24, 2016 - August 9, 2016


Sunday, July 24 to Tuesday, August 9, 2016          

The Interfaith Peace Walk is an annual effort led by the monks of the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Miyohoji Buddhist Temple. This year’s walk begins in Salem, Oregon, which has the largest community of Marshall Islanders outside of the Marshall Islands. Walkers will make stop in many cities along the way, including Portland, Hanford/Richland, and Seattle.

Walkers will participate in the Hiroshima to Hope Lantern Ceremony at Seattle’s Green Lake on August 6th, and the walk will finish at Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action for the events there commemorating the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (from August 7th to 9th).

The walk is open to all, and people are welcome to join any portion (or all) of the walk. A support vehicle will carry walkers’ personal items between overnight stops.

For more information and how to participate contact : Br. Senji Kanaeda or Br. Gilberto Perez 206-780-6739(temple) or 206-419-7262, 206-724-7632(mobile),  senji@nipponzan.net, gzperez@juno.com   Nipponzan Myohoji Temple, 6154 Lynwood Ctr. Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-4011

This Interfaith Peace Walk is sponsored by: Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order, Tacoma Catholic Worker, Ground Zero Center For Nonviolent Action, Lake Forest Park for Peace, Indian People Organization for Change(California), Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island & Kitsap, Veterans For Peace, Footprints for Peace(Ohio & Australia)

Click here to see the full walk schedule and read a message from the monks about this year’s walk.


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July 24, 2016
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