Friends of Peace Pilgrim,
Frost dusted the hillsides this morning as I reminisced about my summer
nights sleeping under the stars. Three times the full moon sailed the
skies of Somerset while I nestled on the ground in slumber, feeling
the solid earth beneath me. Blessings showered on me as I appreciated
the cool refreshing air, the gentle breeze, the sweet music of the night
and the soft colors of the dawn. Blessings in abundance.
Three years ago I came to Friends of Peace Pilgrim to be a full time
volunteer. I heard it said that we needed to upgrade our computer database.
Having no computer experience, I did not know what that meant. But,
Martin Buchholtz, newly graduated from business school in Boston, knew.
In the spring, Martin came to us as an enthusiastic volunteer. During
his stay of several months, he purchased, designed and installed a new
database. Then he trained me to use it and wrote an operating manual
so that I can train others. Although he has moved on, he continues to
stay in close touch and assist as needed. Thank you, Martin, you are
a valued technical partner and a lot of fun.
A good database is vital to our work. Organization is also vital. Marie
Benedetti, from New York, phoned me in June. “Do you need any
help?” Marie, with a degree in library science and archiving,
loves to organize. Yes, I needed that kind of help. In her three week
stay at the center, she completely reorganized and catalogued our library
and our video collection. She began to teach me the basics of archiving.
We had a good time working together. Thank you, Marie, come again.
In August, David Stewart, our friend from Guatemala returned for the
third time. In one week he cut and split wood for the winter, repaired
the back door, replaced a defective smoke alarm, fixed the seal around
the bathtub and helped me rearrange the shipping area. He also spent
hours pulling out the star thistle weed, using the time to meditate
and radiate love. Thank you, David. See you next year.
Without even asking, I received abundant help in three important areas.
Martin, Marie and David also shared their unique life experiences. All
are highly inspired and motivated by Peace Pilgrim’s steps toward
inner peace. We spent many hours sharing stories of our personal growth.
Temporary volunteers bring the abundance of their skills, talents, energy
and service to help in many ways, thus becoming a part of the foundation
and spirit of the Peace Pilgrim Center. Your gifts are greatly appreciated.
Grace, Peace and Love, Kathy Miller
The Peace Pilgrim Center - Somerset, California
on Peace Pilgrim’s Life
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An Interview John Robbins
What follows is an excerpt of a 1998 interview conducted by the
documentary film crew in filming material for the documentary about
Peace Pilgrim’s life, Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked
Her Talk. Robbins shares some of his own insights on the importance
of Peace Pilgrim to our life and times.
The state of peace
in the world right now is not very peaceful. In the United States, we
face these questions: How do you find inner peace? What is the meaning
of self-realization, as a member of a society which produces most of
the world’s weapons? How do you express your conscience, in the
face of a war machine that spends a billion dollars every twenty-four
hours on destruction—money that could have gone to basic human
needs that are going unmet?
Peace Pilgrim’s example inspires everybody who contacts her because
of the depth of her commitment and the depth of her inspiration. She
was not in any way a shallow human being. We need people who live deeply,
who live fully, who sense the predicament that the human race is in
and recognize how dire it is; recognize that the violent aspect of our
natures has now been amplified by a technology that can do so much damage,
and that is doing so much damage, and could do even vastly more.
Now what she did was to go on a pilgrimage. That won’t be the
form that the commitment to peace will take for most people—except
as in so far as all of our lives are pilgrimages.
Peace Pilgrim’s life is of extraordinary importance to our times.
She was in many ways ahead of the times. She was not recognized as widely
as she certainly deserved to be, and as we would all benefit from if
she was. I don’t think she needed to be recognized more widely
for herself. But for the benefit of life, that we can acknowledge
and honor her work, and her example; it’s very important.
She taught continually by example, and through her words and teachings
as well, that the end does not justify the means. In that sense, it
harkens back to Gandhi, who spoke continually about the means being
the seed and the end being the tree—and, to Martin Luther King,
I feel that she and I have been allies for a long time. I first came
across her work in the very early 1980s. Someone gave me Steps.
I could hardly believe that this little booklet carried so much power
and potency and caused so much deep feeling in me. I felt that here
was somebody who had really forged the trail that I was walking. I hadn’t
even known about her until then, but I could feel that on some deep
spiritual level, she had made it possible and easier for me. It took
someone of her strength to do it, so that then those of us who aren’t
so strong can also do it—because she had led. At workshops I’ve
led I have often shown videos that were made of her speaking at various
colleges or churches. In these videos, you get a sense of this older
woman with white hair who spoke so passionately about something she
clearly loved, with such gusto, that it absolutely shreds your idea
of what aging is and of what peace is. Peace is not simply the absence
of war. No, no, no! Peace is the presence of a power
of Love, and it’s so vital, and it’s so joyful,
and it’s so meaningful to people to contact that, that people
just love it.
Peace Pilgrim loved the natural world; she loved life. She saw the connection
between human life and the web of life. Her way of living was stunning
in its lack of consumption of resources. In America, we have this distorted
idea of success. We define success as the acquiring and consuming of
material things. It really is “Shop ‘til the planet drops,”
and it’s sad. It’s very destructive. But she showed another
way. Peace Pilgrim lived in a different way where we minimize our material
needs in order to maximize our spiritual richness and maximize our sense
of heartfelt connection to life. There was nothing ascetic, in the sense
of deprived, about her. She didn’t go around feeling sorry for
herself, or feeling like she didn’t get to have what other people
did. She gloried in the richness of her inner life and the richness
of her connections with people—because that’s where true
Peace Pilgrim led the way to understanding that by living more simply,
others may live. By eating more simply, more others may eat.
Not over consuming things. Just taking our fair share, and being happy
with that and being grateful to share with others. Then we create a
way of living that’s sustainable.
There’s enough on this Earth for us if we don’t get greedy
and selfish—and all of us do at times get greedy and selfish.
The funny thing is that when we get greedy and selfish, those are our
least happy times. No one enjoys being greedy and selfish. No one enjoys
being destructive. They may get short-term pleasure and release and
compensation out of it. But there’s a great difference between
short-term pleasure and abiding joy, fulfillment, and peace.
What impressed me about the Steps booklet was that this woman
had lived so simply. She had stripped her life of all the distractions,
and of all the amusements, and of all the conveniences, and placed herself
in the hands of a higher power. She had a level of trust, a level of
faith if you will, in life that was so inspiring and made me reflect
on my own levels of anxiety and fear and defensiveness about life in
a way that made it hard to perpetuate them. I saw how petty I was in
so many ways, in contrast to her grandeur. For me, she was the epitome
of a great human being. She wasn’t great in the sense of political
power, or like some military general. She was the ‘inner general’
who, by virtue of her principles and her commitment to them, and her
willingness to give of herself, was a leader on the inner plane. She
was a leader for those of us who hunger for a way of living that is
in harmonywith the greatest powers of life. So that was what touched
Peace Pilgrim promises, and her life exemplifies, a path that leads
to true fellowship, reconciliation, forgiveness, and companionship—all
the good things in life that we want. The way we lower the level of
violence—in the world, in our culture, in our lives—is by
reducing the amount of fear and by increasing the amount of trust. By
choosing love, rather than fear. By choosing to support people, rather
than put them down. By choosing to be honest, rather than withholding.
By choosing to be creative and expressive, rather than stagnating and
stifling of our energies. To be alive—with a sense of respect
There is within us a power that is up to the challenge. It is greater
than any of us can identify with, or comprehend or grasp. It is something
so immense, that when we are filled with it we know. We know what our
place in life is. We know what our role is in the unfolding of love
on this planet. We know what we’re to do. We know how we’re
to go about it. We know the next step—we may not know too far
in advance—but we know what’s in front of us, and we know
what we need to do. If we give ourselves joyfully to that step, then
the next step, and the next, unfolds.
John Robbins |
John Robbins is one of the world’s leading experts on the dietary
link to the environment and health and is the founder of EarthSave
International, a nonprofit organization that supports healthy
food choices, preservation of the environment, and a more compassionate
world. He is the author of Diet for A New America and other books.
He is a recipient of the 1994 Rachel Carson Award.
To read the entire interview
the Road – Current Pilgrims
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We like to keep our readers informed of walkers for various causes
who are currently on pilgrimages both in the USA and around the world.
If you know of someone who is walking in the spirit of Peace, please
let us know.
Walker: Paul Coleman walking and planting trees for peace and
global environmental protection. Follow his current pilgrimage from
England to China begun on November 2, 2000. Paul is currently in Africa
having walked 18,000 kilometers to date. He has planted 25,000 trees
in 350 tree planting ceremonies and events in 14 countries. Journal
updates can be found on the website. www.earthwalker.com
Carroll - Peace Walker: Beginning an eight month pilgrimage
on April 30, 2003 in San Diego and walking to the UN in NYC promoting
the establish-ment of a Peace Department in every country. One of Peace
Pilgrim's petitions on the 1953 pilgrimage was for the creation of such
a department in the US government. Due to finish in NYC on December
7, 2003. www.peacewalker.org
- Walking across America visiting every Church of the Brethren congregation
that extends an invitation. Don's mission has a message—that we
must continue the work of Jesus: peacefully, simply, together. He began
walking in February 2002 and is currently in Kansas. www.brethren.org/genbd/witness/Walk.html
Pilgrim Activities in Guyana
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a number of autonomous Peace Pilgrim organizations in other countries,
including India, Tanzania, Portugal and Brazil, that have been inspired
by Peace Pilgrim’s message of inner peace and offer a variety
Mrs. Ayesha McDoom
Singh, president of a group in Georgetown, Guyana, South America recently
wrote: “On Thursday November 6th at 10am we will be unveiling
our first peace pole at Promenade Garden. It will be planted just next
to Gandhi’s statue. This will be a great moment for us. We would
have a simple ceremony. A few moments of silence then a universal prayer
after which Dr. Simon and I will unveil the Pole.” On the eight
foot pole are the words, “May Peace Prevail in our Hearts”.
The plaque at the base of the pole reads,” Friends of Peace Pilgrim
November 6, 2003”. The unveiling of the peace pole was covered
by the press and carried on the local TV.
Other activities include an inaugural Tea for Peace event, attended
by 75 guests and a six-week study course on the Steps Toward Inner Peace.
Pilgrim – a Reminiscence
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by Francis-Clair Fisher
Peace Pilgrim came
through St. Cloud, Minnesota when I was about ten or eleven years old
(I think). My mother heard Peace interviewed on the radio and called
the station asking if she would like to come to dinner. Peace said yes,
but that she did not eat any meat. This was unusual at that time and
my mother had quite a time creating a vegetarian lasagna and desert.
She made a special dash to the store to purchase some additional ingredients
and also brought home a nondairy whipped topping.
I went with my father to pick Peace Pilgrim up across town. It was very
hard to tell her age. She was so energetic and animated, her age could
have been anywhere from the early 50's to the early 60's. Or that was
my guess at that young age. The year must have been around 1966 or '67,
but I'm not sure.
When she came to the house she sat and talked quietly with my sister
and I about our garden and we tried to give her tomatoes, but she explained
that she did not accept gifts. But she could eat them tomorrow we cried!
She again explained that she carried nothing with her but what was in
her pockets. With a well-stocked fridge and garden this really confused
us. So Peace took two tomatoes. We were very pleased until we woke up
the next morning to find them on the kitchen counter. It was some years
later before I understood why she could not take those tomatoes.
At dinner Peace talked to us about her work. I don't remember much of
what she said but I was totally engrossed by her. She was stern but
loving. She was not like a grandmother, more like a teacher. But a teacher
with a message that held my attention completely. I'm not sure if it
was what she said, or how she said it. The fact that she had left all
possessions was extremely powerful to my young mind. From that moment
on I wanted to be like her. At night as I went to sleep I'd fantasize
about walking like Peace Pilgrim.
My mother got quite a laugh out of Peace's comment about the nondairy
whipped cream, "Don't give me any of that chemical cocktail!"
We called it that from then on.
I never took to the road as Peace did, but I did become a Quaker, a
Vegan and have spent my adult life working for peace and teaching nonviolence
in prisons and schools. My husband and I found her book shortly after
we were married and, much inspired by it, resolved to live as simply
as we could in our harsh Minnesota climate. Because of that commitment
we eventually put up a Mongolian Yurt, in which we have lived for nearly
We have dog eared and passed on a great many copies of that book. One
is sitting beside my chair right now as I prepare to teach about Peace
Pilgrim in my State Prison class on nonviolence. It is a treasure which
is always beside the bed or a comfortable chair. And after all these
years, I still go to sleep fantasizing about taking to the road.
Mission for Peace
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By Mayte Picco-Kline
Mayte is the
translator of the Spanish version of the Peace Pilgrim Book. She currently
lives in Pennsylvania.
became an important sustaining element in my decision. While working on
the I translation of the book, many times would feel the beautiful presence
in Spirit of Peace Pilgrim lovingly and cheerfully supporting the task
at hand. After three years of dedication and in collaboration with Friends
of Peace Pilgrim, particularly with Jeff Blom, the book was published
in Spanish by Richard Polese at Ocean Tree Books. Thanks to Bruce Nichols,
the book is now also available on the Peace Pilgrim website www.peacepilgrim.org/peregrina/.
The Peace Pilgrim Center in Somerset, CA is now offering the third edition,
always happy to send copies by request.
with Peace Pilgrim's life and work in 1990 when the “Desert
Storm” war was about to begin marked the beginning of a
transformation in the fulfilment of my mission. She became an
inspiration at a time when I was deeply contemplating my next
steps in a strong desire to work for Peace after a joyful career
in the field of organizational psychology. What became most powerful
about Peace Pilgrim's message was the idea that we will only have
peace in the world when enough of us experience inner peace. She
touched what was at the core of my own inner knowing, and my desire
to expand from there brought new light for the road ahead.
My first step became to fulfill a dream… to see the book:
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words available
for all Spanish-speaking people in the world. In that mood, I
then visited Ann and John Rush at their home and place where they
were fulfilling their mission in Hemet, California and the glorious
peaceful experience with them and other volunteers for a few days
All my goals and activities unfolded spontaneously from that initial identification
with Peace Pilgrim's idea and for the next 13 years I have dedicated my
life as a counselor in the international community with people of all
educational levels, religions and social backgrounds, talking about inner
peace and the exploration of inner potential. I created a newsletter,
Enlace Internacional - Amigos de Peregrina de Paz - focusing
on inner peace and ways to live in harmony - and expanded to giving personal
counseling to those who ask for it, writing articles for several newsletters,
newspapers and the Internet, including the Public Broadcasting Service
website ww.pbs.org/pioneerliving/articles/mayte.htm, and giving public
presentations at homes, schools and churches, and via the radio and TV
in several countries. Many themes have been explored through the years,
including speaking about 'Finding our Mission in Life', 'The Power of
Thought' and 'Peace and Social Responsibility'. It has always been a most
Enlace Internacional is now published both in English and Spanish
and is shown at the Peace Pilgrim website peacepilgrim.org/news/index.htm
and sent directly to people in 20 countries, three times a year. To receive
it as an email attachment, send me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will
be happy to share an example for you to review as you wish and decide
about becoming part of our circle of friends.
Through my work I share my understanding of universal values, also sustained
by my participation in the Sabian Assembly www.sabian.org,
a philosophical enterprise and co-operative project for expanding human
capacities in every practical area of individual and group activity. My
vision of the future includes the pursuit of actions for the creation
of a culture of peace and living in wholeness. May PEACE reign supreme
in your Heart each day!
New Peace Pilgrim Song
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were introduced to Jody
Kessler, an incredibly talented singer/song writer from Ithaca,
NY. Jody’s music speaks to many of life’s joys and challenges
and resonates with the deepest levels of spirit and self-discovery.
One of the tracks on her new CD “Bare
Bones” is about Peace Pilgrim.
“I first learned about Peace Pilgrim from an audio version of
her biography. I became fascinated with her life, and deeply inspired
by her unwavering connection to Spirit. What is especially uplifting
to me is how she had complete faith in the God of her own understanding,
and how she allowed herself to be guided by a Divine Presence without
being constrained by the conditioning of any one particular religion.
Her unwavering trust that she would be taken care of, her ability to
feel the fullness and abundance of life without material possessions,
her equanimous acceptance of what each day offered her, and her kindness
and compassion for all beings are all qualities that I aspire to cultivate
in my own life.”
You can listen her song on the Peace Pilgrim Website.
and click on the link to the song. You will need to have a Real
Audio player installed on your computer to listen. Listen
If you would like to hear more of Jody’s music, visit the music
page at her website. Jody has offered to donate 10% of CD sales
from those who identify themselves as visitors from the Peace Pilgrim
website or as readers of this newsletter.
photo - Kathy Morris
a song by Jody Kessler
step by step, one mile at a time
Seattle to Atlanta, New York to Anaheim *
state by state and town by town,
she'd walk across America
'til they lay those weapons down
no one knew just what her age was
but her hair was silver grey
if you asked her what her name was
"Peace Pilgrim," she would say
townspeople gathered 'round her
as she talked about her mission
in churches, schools, on streetcorners
wherever folks would listen
a bed of forest leaves, a canopy of stars
so simple were her needs
though she journeyed far
she carried no possessions
but a toothbrush and a comb
with the love of God surrounding her,
everywhere was home
she fasted until given food, walked 'til given shelter
touched the hearts and changed the lives
of everyone who met her
In the days of Joe McCarthy and the Korean War
Cuban missiles, Vietnam, and El Salvador
she said, "I'll remain a pilgrim 'til all fighting will cease
twenty-five thousand miles I shall walk for peace."
*2) Texas to Montana, Utah to Caroline
*3) across the Mississippi, and the Mason-Dixon line
© 2003 In The Moment Productions. Words and Music by Jody Kessler
Jody can be reached at:
In The Moment Productions
PO Box 4054
Ithaca, NY 14852
and Email (Back
Dear John and
A number of years ago, my husband Maury and
I, Lucille Rice, had the pleasure of connecting with you both through
Dr. Loomis. Visiting your home, we were introduced to your devotion
to having the Peace Pilgrim and her words shared out in the world.
This connection with you both resulted in
your being invited to our Huntington Beach Church of Religious Science
to share of yourselves and of Peace Pilgrim and her words and work.
Our connection and our appreciation of much
that has happened has continued through your newsletters.
Thank you both for your caring and determined
efforts to further peace.
Enjoy your well-deserved retirement. Thank
you for moving the world to a more loving place than you found it!
For enriching Maury’s and my life along with “Never to
be know how many other lives.”
May your retirement be with continuous good health and wonderment!
With our love, thanks and appreciation,
Hello Kathy et
What a surprise and delight to find out in
the current newsletter that John & Ann have actually retired.
I'm so happy that they'll be able to spend some concentrated time
with their family. I have emailed them a huge thanks for their years
of dedication and for the impact on the world that their work has
made. Now, I want to thank you for taking over the reins. I know you
have already done so much and am thrilled that the center is in such
competent and caring hands.
With much love and appreciation,
Sydney J. Reuben
Menlo Park, CA
Dear Ann &
I just received the newsletter today and want
to wish you well in this next phase of your life. Encountering you
among a million other people in New York at the great peace march
over 20 years ago was one of the great synchronicities of my life--and
I have had a few. I had just learned about Peace Pilgrim through the
article in Fellowship magazine and was seeking ways of learning more
about her work when you manifested before my very eyes.
I'm still trying to do my bit as a peace worker
by publishing Both Sides Now, and also by hopefully developing a small
peace center on 29 acres I have here in East Texas. The latter project
is mostly in the thinking stage yet, but it is being worked on. My
best to you and your family.
Love & Peace,
I recently came across Peace Pilgrim - just
two days ago in fact and I feel like I have come home to the place
I have been searching all my life -- to the teacher I have been looking
for all my life.
Thank you so much and God bless you for carrying
on her life in this way.
of Peace Pilgrim,
Thank you so much for sending me the audio
tapes! I have been listening to them quite often, and even though
I have read the same stories and teachings many times, it has helped
me so much. To wake up and press play and listen to Peace Pilgrim
makes me realize what a wonderful day it’s going to be. Then
I get on the subway, and I look at all of these people going to work,
I just want to be of service to them. To HEAR Peace Pilgrim tell these
stories; to look at my "problems" and declare, "Thank
you, these problems are helping me get closer to YOU!" To listen
to a woman who, through her teachings and example, has helped me LIVE
LIFE! I can go on and on. But most of all thank you, for spreading
this message in such a wonderful way.
With appreciation and gratitude,
Jason Handelsman, New York
of Peace Pilgrim,
In Peace Pilgrim and you I have found for
the first time in my life - it's going to be 35 years old tomorrow,
what a nice day to celebrate birthday - someone who puts into practice
what I have always believed. Spiritual truth cannot be sold for money!
During my process of seeking and growing spiritually, I have met many
people - including my spouse - who strongly believe that giving and
receiving need to be in balance, which is accomplished when you demand
payment for what you give. I never agreed with that and I have never
demanded a penny for anything I've done for another person.
I'm so happy that there is someone like You
out in the world who carries that message as well and stands behind
it in every aspect. I'm certain Peace Pilgrim is eternally proud of
all of you! It is such a wonderful gift she left the world and thanks
to you it is preserved for long and accessible for everyone who seeks
I would like to give out Peace Pilgrim's message
in all the places I work and intend to order the German translation
for my German family and friends.
All my best wishes to you wonderful people!
With Love and Light,
We love hearing from friends of Peace Pilgrim all over the world. Write
to us at:
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
7350 Dorado Canyon Road
Somerset, CA, 95684 USA
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Dear Friends of
Peace Pilgrim: Here are the publications we offer. While we do not charge
for these,many inquire about sending a donation. You wil find the approximate
cost for materials and postage after each item. This does not include
our operating expenses. Friends of Peace Pilgrim is an all volunteer
501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations and bequests are welcomed
and tax-deductible. All money goes directly to our work, helping us
to continue producing and distributing materials to all who ask.
PEACE PILGRIM: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (Standard Edition),
224 pages. Compiled by five of her friends after her transition in
1981. Our printing and postage cost: $3 for one book. $2.25 for each
additional book. Full Carton (currently 40 books) $80.
PEACE PILGRIM (Compact Edition), 224 pages. This book is the same
as the Standard Edition except it is smaller. Our cost: $2.25 for
one book, $1.50 for each additional book. Full Carton (currently 48
PEREGRINA DE PAZ: Su Vida Y Obra en Sus Propias Palabras, 216 pages.
(Spanish edition of the Peace Pilgrim book) Our cost: $3.50 for one
book, $3 for each additional book.
STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE, 32 pages. Peace Pilgrim relates her own
steps toward inner peace and gives ideas about working for world peace.
Our cost: 1-4 copies, 50 cents each. Each additional copy, 30 cents.
Box of 100, $27. Box of 500, $125.
(Steps Toward Inner Peace is also available from the Center
in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew. Please call or write for further
PEACE PILGRIM’S WISDOM: A Very Simple Guide by Cheryl Canfield,
224 pages. Includes 365 quotes from Peace Pilgrim – one for
every day – and a study guide by Cheryl offering suggestions
to help integrate these simple spiritual truths into your life. Our
cost: $5 each.
PEACE PILGRIM, An Extraordinary Life by Ann Rush, 16 pages. Peace
Pilgrim’s life is traced from her ordinary beginnings through
a transformation to a life of unusual commitment. Our costs: $1.50
THE PEACE PILGRIM COLORING BOOK. 26 large pages by our two volunteers,
Barbara Werner and Gary Guthrie. Our cost: $3 each.
CAMPBELL HOUSE, 1959 (90 minutes). A talk that is representative of
her message. It also has a brief radio interview the day before she
died. Our duplicating and postage costs: $3 each.
SALT LAKE CITY, 1955 (60 minutes). Recorded two years after her pilgrimage
began. A gentle talk to a small group in a friend’s home. Another
friend, Sue Millard, sings a song composed by Peace Pilgrim. Our cost:
DALLAS CHURCHES, 1979 (60 minutes). Two talks which are representative
of her vigor, joy, and audience rapport. It also has a song composed
by Peace Pilgrim, sung by Don Wittig, and Peace Pilgrim’s energizing
song, “The Fountain of Love.” Our cost: $3 each.
PEACE PILGRIM’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH (67 minutes). The sound track
of the first hour of the “Speaking to a College Class”
video (described under Videos Cassetts). At the end of Side B, Peace
Pilgrim relates one of her prison experiences. Our cost: $3 each.
STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE. Available for the first time as a separate
audio tape! Narrated by Ann Rush. Our cost $3 each
PEACE PILGRIM BOOK AND STEPS ALBUM. Eight audio cassette series narrated
by Ann Rush. Our cost: $18.
CASSETTES ABOUT PEACE PILGRIM
INTERVIEWS OF PEACE PILGRIM (62 minutes). Includes a short TV program,
from PM Magazine, an interview for FUSION on WIFR-TV in Rockford,
Illinois, and a 30-minute interview conducted at Pensacola Junior
College in Florida. Our cost: $6 each.
ANSWERING QUESTIONS (55 minutes). Peace Pilgrim in an interesting
question and answer session with students in Applied Psychology at
the University of Georgia, 1977. Our cost: $6 each.
SPEAKING TO A COLLEGE CLASS (2 hours). Peace Pilgrim speaking at California
State University in Los Angeles. A good tape for those who want to
make a more in-depth study of Peace Pilgrim's message. Our cost: $8
SPECIAL 30 MINUTE VIDEO. Highlights of other videos selected for showing
to new audiences. Peace Pilgrim tells a few of her most interesting
experiences. Our cost: $5 each.
THE SPIRIT OF PEACE. (71 minute documentary). Interviews of those
who knew Peace Pilgrim and those who were inspired by her message.
Our cost: $8 each.
PEACE PILGRIM: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (approximately
one hour). A recent professional quality documentary film on video,
about Peace Pilgrim. Includes much new historical footage and important
new interviews. Our cost: $8 each.
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50 Years Ago - December 1953 (Back
PEACE PILGRIM displays the blue tunic with the lettering “Walking
Coast to Coast for Peace” which is her only garb on her
5000-mile transcontinental trek she hopes to end late this year
with peace pleas to President Eisenhower and the United Nations.---Globe-Democrat
Peace Pilgrim Nears Washington;
To Present Petition to Eisenhower
Pilgrim is nearing Washington, D.C. where she expects to present
to President Eisehower a petition for the establishment of a Peace
Department in the presidential cabinet. The petition is signed
by men and women all the way across America from Los Angeles,
California to New York.
Peace Pilgrim started walking across the
United States on January 1 at Los Angeles. She has traveled at
the rate of about 25 miles a day on foot fasting until someone
offers her food, sleeping out-of-doors when no shelter is offered.
She has stopped at cities, villages, and crossroads when given
the opportunity to speak for peace. Always her message is, “The
way to peace is to overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth,
and hatred with love.” She amplifies this plea with a call
to disarmament and a peace department in government.
On the 5000 mile jaunt through Arizona,
Texas, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and
connecting states Peace Pilgrim has worn out four pairs of shoes
which have been replaced by friends along the way.
After presenting the Peace Department
petition to President Eisenhower, Peace Pilgrim will go to New
York City to present a petition for disarmament to the United
Price of Peace (Back
price of peace is to abandon fear and replace it with faith -
faith that if we obey God's laws we will receive God's blessings.
The price of peace is to abandon hate and allow love to reign
supreme in our hearts - love for all our fellow human beings over
the world. The price of peace is to aban-don arrogance and replace
it with re-pentance and humility, remembering that the way of
peace is the way of love. The price of peace is to abandon greed
and replace it with giving, so that none will be spiritually injured
by having more than they need while others in the world still
have less than they need.”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own
Words - Page 110
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