A project of ON EARTH PEACE ASSEMBLY INC
I'm walking 650 miles from Indiana to eastern Pennsylvania to raise funds for proven programs that stop violence and teach peace.
From March 21 to May 3, I am planning to walk from North Manchester, Indiana, to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania – approximately 650 miles in six weeks. Here’s why:
I believe what journalist and educator Colman McCarthy wrote:
“The people who will one day be in prison for murder, and the people who will be in the White House, are in our school classrooms today. If we don’t teach them peace, someone else will teach them violence.”
I’m walking to raise funds for proven programs that teach peace to young people – programs carried out by On Earth Peace in communities across the country.
Please join me with your contribution – it will mean a lot to me, and even more to the young people who will, because of your donation, have the opportunity to learn the skills and values of peacemaking.
My walk will be 650 miles, and my goal is to raise $200 per mile, for a total of $130,000. So I am asking supporters to sponsor one mile at $200 or five miles at $1000 or a full day of walking at $3600.
I'll be blogging as I walk day by day, and in my blog I will thank all of those who sponsor a mile or more of the journey.
Please consider what you can do to support this effort – not for my sake, but for the sake of the children and youth who will have the chance to learn peace rather than violence. Thanks for your help.