Second generation Peace Pilgrim makes second attempt to promote world peace


#1

If you missed the greatThis American Life's episode from 2009 about Daryl Watson's short-lived but laudable attempt to "walk across the country in order to promote world peace and bring harmony to all nations" you might wonder from time-to-time what he is up to. This morning, I was telling my daughter about the original Peace… READ THE REST


#2

If Peace Pilgrim runs across that Xeni's angry guitar player, I hope someone is there to video tape it.


#3

Yes. Oh, please yes.


#4

Peace Pilgrim part Deux: Peace HARDER!


#5

I was just listening to that story a few weeks ago, it was striking how naïve he was before starting out on his pilgrimage. Here's hoping he has better success on this journey.


#6

Mildred Norman Ryder didn't quit.


#7

Aren't we all. It was a remarkable story. I look forward to buying whatever book he turns it into.


#8

I would recommend the book 'Planet Walker' if this interests you. By John Francis, who went on a 22 year peace pilgrimage, in silence. A great autobiographical account.


#9

So far it seems about as effective as that guy in Rome who is often shown wearing a dress and standing on some balcony in front of thousands of followers. He "prays" for peace regularly to no particular avail.

We are not a peaceful species and likely never will be.


#10

Nice!

Brings to mind the by-necessity self-organized 1986 Great Peace March. There's also next year's cross-country Climate March - any happy mutants planning to go? I'm considering it...


#11

Only two links per post, so re the Great Peace March here's an excellent reflective article from 1999, and a video


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