was not only managing the Center, but helping to support it financially
as well. She organized our library and archive, welcomed volunteers,
and shared daily activities with compilers and founders John and Ann
Rush until their move to New Hampshire. The Center is leaving the beautiful
property that has been housing the work these past five years. It is
a time of change.
We appreciate so much the volunteers who have taken care of operations
at the Center since Kathy began treatment last fall: especially Gary
Guthrie, Ken and Christine Friedman, Mary Garman, Shirley Schildman,
and Gail Muskovich.
In amazing ways, things are starting to come together. When the Center
property was put on the market a buyer was found almost immediately.
The Friends of Peace Pilgrim mission, providing books, tapes and information
about Peace and her inspiring life and message, will continue.
We are moving the books, tapes and shipping to an interim location,
also in the Placerville area. The next task is to find a long-term home
for our primary work. We have some time to consider options for a permanent
home for the distribution. We are looking at some possibilities and
invite your suggestions.
We are pleased to tell you that the Peace Pilgrim research archive will
be located at Peaceful Pathways, the new home of Cheryl Canfield, president
of Friends of Peace Pilgrim and one of the original compilers of the
book. It is in Copperopolis, also in the Sierra foothills.
For now, Mary Garman and Gary Guthrie are handling your mail and email
requests from Mary’s home in Placerville, not far from Somerset.
Mail sent to our current address will be forwarded to our temporary
location. The (530) 620-0333 phone number will continue in service,
and of course you can reach us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1982 we have flourished as a volunteer non-profit, relying as
Peace Pilgrim did on the help and goodness of our many friends to manifest
the resources for this work.
We are all friends of Peace Pilgrim. Together, with you, we will find
a new long-term home for responding to the requests that come in from
all over the world. Together, for peace in the world and with peace
within, let us work, and hope, and pray.
Cheryl Canfield, Bruce Nichols, Richard Polese,
Jeff Blom, Kathy Miller, and John and Ann Rush
The Friends of Peace Pilgrim Board
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The Peace Pilgrim Center - Somerset, California
|A Birth at the Peace Pilgrim Center
Gabriel Isaac Boston-Friedman, the first child of Ken and Christine
Friedman, came into this life at 4:30 am on January 2, 2005 at the
Peace Pilgrim Center in Somerset, California. He is a beautiful
being, as are both his parents. Ken and Christine, who have been
helping us with their time and energy in our transition period,
began their life as a family in the little barn apartment that was
John and Ann Rush’s residence.
Christine, Ken, and Gabriel
Gift of Peace
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Canfield, FoPP Board Member and Peace Pilgrim book compiler.
are critical times – different, but in some ways similar to
the period in history when Peace Pilgrim set out as a wandering
pilgrim during the Korean War in 1953, speaking her message of peace.
I was only a child then, but I consider it a blessing to have met
her and found a beloved friend and mentor in 1976. From then until
her death in 1981 I felt an urgency to be with her as much as possible,
and to learn all that I could from her.
Peace confirmed so many things for me in the short time that I knew
her. She gave me confidence in trusting my own inner voice, although
it wasn’t until she was gone that I fully realized that connection
we all have to our inner teacher. “Don’t look to me
– look to your own inner teacher,” she used to counsel.
Her words struck an instant confirmation within me. And yet when
I felt confused or unsure about something I found myself seeking
out Peace for the answers.
It was a tremendous blow to lose her so suddenly. At first it seemed
inconceivable, the way difficult and unexpected things can seem
in the moment. I needed time to sort out all I had learned from
her. My thoughts kept going back to the Hawaiian islands, where
I had accompanied Peace on an educational and inspirational tour
only a year or so earlier. I felt compelled to travel to Maui for
a time of retreat. I spent a month in a little cabin, mostly in
solitude, learning lessons and deepening my understanding in ways
I would never have anticipated.
Cheryl and Peace Pilgrim in Hawaii
of the first lessons came as I sat at a picnic table on a beach, enjoying
the shade underneath a tree. I noticed an injured bird. Its wing was
twisted and it sat awkwardly on the ground. It seemed heartless to just
leave it there but I resisted taking on the responsibility of caring
for it. "I can't take it with me, I don't have anything to carry
it in," I said to myself. Then I noticed a cardboard box nearby.
"Well, cardboard is so smooth and slippery and there's nothing
to cover the bottom with." As soon as I finished the thought I
saw a patch of grass in the sand that would make good bedding.
Still resisting, I thought, "I have no idea what the bird eats.
It would starve if I took it home." On cue, the bird struggled
to reach one of the many pods full of seeds that had fallen from the
tree and were scattered in profusion on the ground.
Recognizing that I was out of excuses I started to accept the idea of
taking the little bird home with me. As I surrendered my resistance
the bird looked at me, stood on its feet, and gracefully straightening
its crumpled wing, flew away.
As I watched in surprise, I was reminded of a story Peace had told.
It had taken place during a period of prayer and fasting that she had
undertaken for 40 days. While in a state between wakefulness and sleep,
she had a vision of a dismal cross above her and knew someone had to
take up the burden. When she reached up to accept it she was lifted
above the cross where all was beauty and light. All that had been needed
was her willingness to accept the burden, and she was raised above it.
I knew there was a big lesson here.
Each day I walked along the beach for miles, enjoying the warmth of
the sand under my feet and mulling over the principles and ideals Peace
had talked about and demonstrated, knowing how powerful they were and
also knowing how challenging it was to really live my beliefs. Part
of me was still a doubting Thomas, thinking that these higher spiritual
laws only worked if one was a saint or a sage, and while I struggled
to understand intellectually, the universe moved in its own way, bringing
the experiences I needed and forcing me to confront my fears.
One was a fairly simple test. As I walked on a quiet stretch of beach
a barking dog came out of the trees in the distance, charging at me.
All I could do was stand my ground, using the commanding attitude Peace
had demonstrated with wild dogs on a trip to Alaska (admittedly I did
so with less authority) but the dog stopped in his tracks and walked
away. This small feat perhaps gave me the courage to confront my next
and biggest test.
As I walked along a remote dirt road early one morning I noticed three
large native men moving towards me. They were walking with the kind
of swagger a friend laughingly called "the macho walk" and
they were speaking loudly. Their voices carried in the breeze. With
a sick feeling I realized they were talking about molesting me. I knew
I couldn't run away and even if I tried they would easily overtake me.
Fear rose up in my chest. At the same time I heard the words Peace had
spoken when talking about the little girl she had defended: "I
knew she was in great danger because of her fear."
Immediately I began to imagine lifting the fear up out of my body. Then
I imagined lifting myself and the three men into God's hands. As I let
go, knowing I couldn't control the situation or outcome, a calmness
took over. When the men were close enough I made eye contact with each
of them and in the cheeriest voice I could muster, I said, "Good
morning!" The scary looking men suddenly looked like three schoolboys.
Their eyes dropped to the ground and they stumbled over their feet,
mumbling "Good morning," in response. Their reaction took
me totally by surprise and I walked by without looking back. I hadn't
expected to walk away unharmed. "No one walks more safely than
one who walks humbly and lovingly," Peace's voice echoed, "for
they reach the good in the other person and the person is disarmed."
And then a great realization came. In dying, Peace had left the greatest
gift of all. It was the reminder to look within. All the questions I
had been waiting to ask her I was now asking inside, and listening in
the stillness, the answers were coming. Now that she was gone I was
reconnecting to that inner source.
Now more than ever the lessons that Peace and all the peacemakers before
her and since have taught, need to be put into practice by as many of
us as possible. Current times are perhaps the most challenging we have
faced collectively in the United States since the dropping of the bombs
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or the advent of the Vietnam conflict. The
repercussions of recent policies will continue to affect not only the
US but the world for a long time to come.
As peacemakers we must not falter or lose courage. As Peace said, “There
is hope. I see hope in the tireless work of a few devoted people and
in humanity’s heartfelt desire for peace. Our world is in a tragic
situation today. My pilgrimage is a prayer that this war weary world
of ours will somehow find the way to peace before a holocaust happens.
My mission is to help promote peace by helping others to find inner
peace. Peace is an idea whose time has come.
||(More of Cheryl’s
stories with Peace are told in her book, Profound
Healing: The Power of Acceptance on the Path to Wellness, found
in book stores or through amazon.com.)
on Stone Walk 2004
During August and September of 2004 The
Peace Abbey in conjunction with September 11th Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows moved by human power a 1500 pound memorial stone bearing
the inscription “Unknown Civilians Killed in War” from Boston
to New York City. Our webmaster and board member Bruce Nichols participated
in this peace walk. Here he shares some thoughts written near the end
of the journey. Learn more at www.stonewalk.org.
A Stone With Heart
During the last week when we gathered around the stone before
our morning departure or after breaks along the road, I often found
myself thinking of its origins. The hard, enduring granite monument
we pull was born deep within the heart of the earth. Forged in molten
magma it cooled slowly into the grey-white stone now mounted on
the caisson. Within its crystalline structure is recorded a bit
of the history of our planet.
When I place my hand on its coarse surface I feel a connection with
the earth and with the vast stretch of time that has brought this
monument to its present form. As I look around its margins and see
all the other hands I also feel a deep connection to those who have
chosen to yoke themselves to this task. Moving this stone is a labor
of love, it is work of the heart – the work of our collective
hearts. For, more than our bodies, it is our “hearts”
that propel this stone on its journey toward a “peaceful tomorrow.”
And there are also the many hearts that this stone represents. Hearts
silenced by the untimely intervention of conflict and war. Hearts
full of hope and aspiration. Millions of hearts and their stories,
now mostly unknown and lost when they were prematurely stilled.
In its silence and simplicity, this monument to “Unknown Civilians
Killed in War” has become a custodian of those hearts.
In those moments around the stone, standing in silence, I can imagine
our living heart beats pulsing outward like the circles spreading
around pebbles dropped in a still pool. They flow out of our hands
upon the granite surface and silently unite in the heart of this
monument with the myriad silent hearts residing there and with the
heart of the earth from which this stone was forged. In that communal
heart our hopes and dreams and prayers are amplified; yoked to a
common task and purpose – the replacing of violence with peaceful
methods of conflict resolution – the end of war and its terrible
costs to both civilians and combatants alike.
"We who work for peace must
not falter. We must continue to pray for peace and to act for
peace in whatever way we can, we must continue to speak for
peace and to live the way of peace; to inspire others, we must
continue to think of peace and to know that peace is possible."
|Working for Peace
little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many
people, giving some of their time, can make history.” Peace
Peace Pilgrim encouraged people not only
to think about peace, but to put their beliefs into action. It is
through “practice” that peace can be realized. What
have you been doing for peace lately? Here are some inspiring stories
from a few of our Friends.
Superheros on a Roll
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by Christian Shearer – Bellingham, WA
Don your capes. Don your boots. Get your bike out of the garage, and
get ready to ride into the unknown. Join the Superhero Ride for a month
of selfless service. We ride into communities dressed as our Superhero
aliases, open to whatever service opportunities present themselves.
We come willing to serve individuals, communities, organizations, and
habitats in need. We will do whatever it seems we have been called to
We try to make every aspect of the trip mindful - organic meals, truthful
and sincere interactions, human-powered transportation (bicycles and
bike carts for gear), supporting local businesses and small farms, and
leaving all our judgments at home.
We ride first and foremost for the benefit of all we serve. Secondary
to that, we ride for laughter, human connection, world peace, creativity
change, sustainability, and we ride to discover in our own hearts the
POWER OF LOVE!
Everyone is welcome!!! Put on your cape and join us!!
Over the past few years we have seen Superhero rides in Maine, North
Carolina, and Arizona, with the idea that we would do one state per
year, but during this past year, one wasn't enough. Through the month
of August we rode our bikes through Washington State, and then in November
we had a group in Louisiana and another in the UK. These journeys are
inexpressibly wonderful. Not only do we get to help many communities
in our very small way, we also get taught wonderful lessons as we go.
Being able to see my country this way has opened my eyes and my heart
to those around me. I have learned completely and honestly that PEOPLE
Everywhere we go, from the big cities in Arizona to the rural logging
communities of Washington State, to the conservative south, we have
been treated with nothing but open arms and loving response.
The concept of the Superheroes was started by a man named Ethan Hughes
(aka The Blazing Echidna) from Cottage Grove, Oregon. Now in its fifth
year, it is going stronger than ever with an estimated 100 riders over
the years. This grassroots, integral adventure that sees men and women
(and children) of all ages (8-59) dress up in superhero outfits to ride
their bikes for weeks at a time, has deeply touched the lives of everyone
involved. We try to raise ourselves, through our superhero personas
to the highest means of being that we can. The journey is one that is
focused on outward service, but inevitably leads to deep, personal transformation
We all ride our bikes, with bike carts and panniers packed full of organic
produce and the necessities of life on the road (tents, sleeping bags,
etc). We ride into communities, having given them no notice that we
are coming. We have no idea what we will do each day, where we will
sleep, or who we will meet. Inevitably we run into someone, who knows
someone else, who may or may not be in need of some service work. We
have ended up spending a day or two doing a whole gamut of things: bucking
hay for an organic cheese farm, playing music in elders homes, cooking
burritos to give away to all who are hungry, digging tires out of the
sand, serving food at a church picnic, helping out at women's shelters,
stuffing envelopes for the mission, building bikes for various community
bike shops, among many other activities.
Each and every opportunity we have to serve is also an opportunity for
us to connect deeply with those we are working with; to share our excitement
for life, and to learn the lessons that they have to share with us.
Our morning starts with "Readings of the Great," which is
a chance for a single superhero to share an inspirational reading with
the group. (This is where I discovered Peace Pilgrim). Then we eat a
breakfast of bulk organic oats with whatever toppings we may have available.
We open all our meals to anyone who may want to join us. We either start
project at this point or ride our bikes on to the next town. Either
way, we make sure the day is full of adventure and ample opportunity
for growth. We challenge each other to take steps into the unknown;
to do things that would otherwise be out of the box. We constantly encourage
each other to grow and to open up to greater and greater possibilities.
This is the hero's journey: a journey of infinite possibilities!
After our day of work we circle up for song and dinner. And in the evening
we have our "Thanking and Sharing" circle, which allows all
of us a chance to reflect on the day and share any experiences that
we felt moved to share, or thank anyone (present or not) for what they
have done. After that we have good night hugs and retire for some of
the best sleep you can imagine.
If there is one message that I could share with the world, it would
be the following: We all have the opportunity in every moment to choose
love. No matter what the situation holds, love is the best response.
Patience, Understanding, Compassion, Joy and Love!
The world is changing at every moment. Lets help it towards positivity!
Come join us, all are welcome!
My deep love to all of you,
by Elsa Potter – Cayo, Belize
Inspired by the immortal Peace Pilgrim who walked 25000 miles before
she stopped counting, all in the cause of world peace, truth, and love;
I have taken it upon myself to start a walk in her honored memory.
Each and every day, I walk a five-mile round trip from my digs in the
outback of Cayo, Belize; and when I get to town I walk another three
to five miles, easily, every day of the week. This is just going about
my mundane duties as I promote the peace process through meaningful
contacts with the infrastructure of Cayo and Beyond - to other cities
by bus, of course...I now calculate that in a month's time, I walked
250 miles. I know that in these four months I can have walked 1000 miles.
The terrain is steep grade with powdered limestone and rocky roads to
move on. The rocks like to slide in the dry dust and the mud is slippery
now, as we are in rainy season. I carry a bag of handouts, documents,
and raw material for word processing that weighs from five to seven
pounds. I ask for nothing; when a well known friend offers, I do take
a lift. It is always for a relatively short distance, but well appreciated.
In simplicity of life and voluntary poverty, I am eating a diet comprised
of 80 percent beans, 10 percent bread including corn tortillas and plantains,
and 10 percent fruit.
I haven't experienced this much personal happiness in 25 years!!! I
can't tell you how happy I feel at this little attempt for peace and
I don't expect anyone else to literally do this peacewalk. But everyone
has something to do that can be done out of the ordinary to promote
and maintain a more peaceful, friendly society. Therefore, and therein,
I invite you to join this peacewalk. It represents just what one little
person can do....
Only Love Prevails!
“Those who wish to choose peace must act meaningfully
for peace. And become a part of the stirring and awakening which has
begun and is accelerating. And help to accelerate it sufficiently
to turn the tide. In this crisis situation peace is certainly everybody’s
business. The time to work for peace is now.”
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Works in Her Own Words – page 98
"Things you can do for peace"
from Board Member and Peace Pilgrim book compiler Richard Polese
1.) Work with your church to set up a Peace Shrine on church property,
or make one yourself for your own front lawn. (Inexpensive statues
of St. Francis are available everywhere!)
2.) When you stay at a hotel or motel, leave a copy of "Steps"
in the drawer by the bedside. Better yet, tuck it inside the pages
of the Gideon Bible that you'll always find there.
3.) Let friends and neighbors know you are an active person for
peace by writing a short letter to the editor of the local newspaper.
If you keep to under 200 words and focus on one peace subject, and
you're almost certain to see it printed. Include your phone number
with your name so the editor can verify it is from you. It works
best if you write about a specific article or issue that recently
appeared in the paper.
What are you doing to create a more peaceful world.
Please share your stories with us for possible inclusion in future
Email to: email@example.com
the Road – Current and Recent 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.
Walk Across Canada -
Derek Walker Youngs and Carolyn Affleck
Derek and Carolyn
completed their tran-Canadian journey last fall. More at www,peacewalker.com.
Derek shared these thoughts:
"Sometimes people see Peace as the opposite of War. For me,
Peace is love, harmony, compassion, human dignity, and justice. Peace
is not a banner or a cause for me to win or lose. It is who I am,
it is life itself. And the walking part, well, I never really was
in much of a hurry to get anywhere, everything always seemed to be
wherever I was. I did hear once that walking was the true speed of
the human soul, and that just about says it all for me."
- Walker Youngs
Béliveau: Walk for the Children of the World
Jean Béliveau continues on his walk around the planet to
promote "Peace and nonviolence to the profit of the children
of the world". He is currently in the last stages of his journey
through Africa. Still to go are Europe, the Middle East, South and
Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand and finally back to Canada where
he began in 2001. The journey will take 10 years to complete. More
Dear Kathy and Friends of Peace Pilgrim,
In 1990 I made a pilgrimage across the country from Alabama to California
to volunteer with John Robbins
at EarthSave International.
While there we included a Peace Pilgrim pamphlet to all orders of
John's book "A Diet for a New America".
Gradually, I became interested in this dear lady that gave her life
walking across the country with her message of Peace. I gathered all
the information I could find and even visited John and Ann in Hemet
to get more acquainted with "Friends of Peace Pilgrim".
Later, as I traveled across the country as the EarthSave Ambassador,
I carried many copies of all of Peace Pilgrim's material to make available
to all I persons I met. Also, most people know me as Peas Pilgrim
as I carry a similar message but my identify is with food choices
and the impact on the environment (and I drive, not walk)!
The life of Peace Pilgrim has made a great impresssion on my life.
At 80 years of age I am no longer traveling and have a 25-pound box
of Peace Pilgrim's material that I am returning to you by the U.S.
Postal Service for your future use. However, I am keeping a sizable
amount for my own future use.
Many blessings to you in keeping this dear woman and her message alive
throughout the world. I enjoy my newsletters that I receive and always
look forward to keeping in touch. I was very pleased to see a copy
of an interview with John Robbins in a recent Friends of Peace Pilgrim
In Spirit, Peace, and Love
Earle G. Harris
Dear Kathy Miller,
Thank you for your kindness in sending me the book Peace Pilgrim;
Her Life and Work in Her Own Words, for which I am so eternally grateful.
She really was a saint and just how much we need her and others like
her in this very troubled world.
You are beautiful people to be such spiritually rich human beings.
Would you pass on my words to those others that are involved in order
that they may know just how important their work is.
I live in Australia and am saddened by our government's attitude in
its foreign policy.
So that you may know a little about me I am now 66 years old and am
continuously looking for spiritual growth and I believe you have helped
Thank You Once again.
Peace's book is very simple and beautiful selfexplanatory guide to
inner peace. I think in life's simplicities and experience she could
achieve it. Every night I unite my soul with hers and ask her for
guidance. The world today is direly in need of peace. I just know
that she is much united with the divine lord and will surely guide
Thanking you for your kind reply. God bless you in your endeavor of
Dear Ones, (who spread such beautiful ideas of a Peace Pilgrim,)
I thank you from the bottom of my heart to have sent the books "Peace
Pilgrim" as requested by me. How can I thank you through words,
I am not understand. We are poor monks and except our heartfelt Prayers,
what can we do for you, who are doing such a marvelous work of spreading
such beautiful ideas in the form of Print. Indeed, you people are
great and May God shower all love and grace on.
I once again thank you on behalf of brothers of the Monastic Order
who will derive much inspiration from the books you have sent.
With earnest prayers and good wishes.
Yours in God,
Dear Friend of Peace Pilgrim,
I am a new friend of Peace Pilgrim. I've been spreading the word about
her since reading a borrowed copy of her book. I'd love to have my
very own copy of her book as well as the other literature that you
are offering. I would also like to purchase many more copies to give
to my other friends.
Peace's amazing story has changed my life. I feel truly freed from
anger, fear, and hopelessness for the first time in 4 years! I can
now look upon the "leaders" of the world with sympathy and
compassion instead of anger and rage. They desperately need to hear
Peace Pilgrim's simple message showing the way to peace.
Thank you so very much for carrying on her pilgrimage. I feel that
my peace pilgrimage has only just begun!
Be the PEACE that's missing,
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
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
"Be the change you wish to see in
the world" Gandhi
from Friends of Peace Pilgrim (Back
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
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A white-haired woman will walk into Miami tomorrow
on a pilgrimage for peace to complete a tour of Florida's major
population centers which began in Pensacola last December.
The woman, who gives no name, has set a goal of 25,000 walked
miles and already claims to have covered every state, all of Canada's
provinces and Mexico for a total of 12,000 miles.
The woman is easily identified as she wears a Navy blue tunic
with the words "peace pilgrim" on the front and "10,000
miles on foot for world peace” on the back. Her clothes
are her sole possessions.
She carries no money, eats when she's offered food and sleeps
where lodging is given. She asks for nothing but says that she
has never missed more than four meals in a row and sleeps more
in beds than outdoors.
She began her walk five years ago in Los Angeles and her schedule
calls for a l,000 miles every winter in the south and a like number
every summer in the north.
The long walk will come to an end in 1964 in Washington. D.C.,
at which time she believes that world peace will be a reality.
Peace Pilgrim Quote (Back
with me, but don’t follow me blindly. Hold fast to the truth,
not to my garments. My body is merely a clay structure; today
it is here, tomorrow it shall be gone. If you attach yourself
to me today, what are you going to do tomorrow when I am not with
you? Attach yourself to God, attach yourself to humanity, only
then will you be closer to me."
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and
Works in Her Own Words - Page 130
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