I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones
-Albert Einstein (contemplating nuclear devastation)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Martin Luther King Peace Walk this month

Just this past December monks from the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple helped lead a Walk for a Nuclear Free Future along California's Central Coast.

Brothers Senji Kanaeda and Gilberto Perez travelled to the Central Coast to be in solidarity with others, including another monk, a nun and residents of the Central Coast. 

They spent 12 days fasting and walking along the coast near the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

As Jane Swanson, a spokeswoman for the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace explained it, “Each step is a prayer for the victims of nuclear contamination around the world, for the safety of all who live and work near nuclear facilities and for a future on Mother Earth that is free of nuclear threat."

Senji and Gilberto dedicate themselves to nonviolence, peace and a nuclear-free future through daily prayer and frequent peace walks.

They will be leading another peace walk soon in Washington State leading up to the weekend celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Day Peace Walk for Equality for All and No Militarism will begin with a gathering in Olympia on January 13th and arrive at Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action on January 19th.

On that day Ground Zero will hold an all day event at the Center House honoring Dr. King.  The theme is "We Are One." Click here for more information and the full day's schedule.

You are welcome to join the walk for a few hours, a full day or more.

Click here to see the detailed walk schedule.

For more information on the walk call either Senji Kanaeda at 206-780-6739 or Gilberto Perez at 206-419-7262.

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