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The 2017 Peace Walk Begins
July 30 – August 14
2017 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk
The annual Interfaith Peace Walk, sponsored by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, along with several other organizations, will be 13th walk for peace in the Pacific Northwest. With the world in the turmoil that it is currently in, the peace walk, prayers, and associated activities are more necessary than ever.
Please see this flier for more details. For more information about the walk and how to participate, contact Rev. Senji Kanaeda at 206-780-6739 or 206-724-7632 (cell). He can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: Sunday, July 31 through Monday, August 14, 2017
Sponsors: Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order. Catholic Workers, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action for Peace, Lake Forest Park for Peace, Indian People’s Organization for Change (CA), Veterans for Peace (ME and others), FootPrints for Peace (OH, Australia) plus more.
Bring your family out to Alton Baker Park for a fun and memorable multicultural celebration where we’ll say “NEVER AGAIN” to the nuclear bombings that took place in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Enjoy Taiko drumming and Obon dancing, and the Eugene Peace Choir. The event closes at dusk with the beautiful floating of candle lanterns accompanied by Japanese music by Koto master Mitsuki Dazai