Summer 2005 - Number 45
"Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love" -- Peace Pilgrim
Dear Friends of Peace Pilgrim
The seasons have turned again. Spring blossoms fade into
the luxuriant greens of summer. The scent of lilac hangs in the air
and the first fireflies wink on and off in the quiet stillness of a
An Update From Placerville
The Friends of Peace Pilgrim center moved on March 16,
2005 to a new and interim location in the home of Mary Garman and John
Stokes at 2769 Boardwalk Avenue in Placerville, California. Here we
have a small but efficient office, storage for operating quantities
of our materials, and housing for our full-time volunteer, Gary Guthrie.
Peace Dome and Peace Pilgrim
On Sunday, April 17th, 2005, a celebration and dedication for the newly relocated Peace Pilgrim archives and library was held at the Peace Dome in Copperopolis, California. The dome is located at Peaceful Pathways, the home of Cheryl Canfield, one of the original compilers of the Peace Pilgrim book. What a treat to meet her after carrying it with me for the past 12 years!
In Her Footsteps
Though Peace Pilgrim was the inspiration for my 10,000-Mile World Peace Tour last year, I was always fully aware during that spectacular journey that my own adventure could hardly hold a candle to the challenge Peace Pilgrim set for herself. Six months on the road in a brand new motor home doesn’t come close to a nearly 30-year walking pilgrimage without even a sleeping bag or umbrella.
Do you have dreams? I don't mean the ones you have at night, but the ones when you're awake. Looking back I can see I have spent a fair amount of my lifetime dreaming, as it's the first step I take before venturing out into the unknown. For almost twenty years now I have dreamed of walking in Japan, and now that dream is about to come true.
Stonewalk Japan 2005
A journey from Nagasaki to Hiroshima - July 2 to Aug 4.
On the Road
Jack Sibbald - Peaceful Steps
A Letter from Kathy Miller
Letters and Email
In 1966/67 I was driving north in southern Illinois when I spotted this old lady in a blue top walking along the road. As I went by I saw the letters on her shirt spelling out "Peace Pilgrim." I was curious enough to stop, back up, and offer her a ride to the next town.
Peace Pilgrim in History
Peace Pilgrim Quote
"We seem always ready to pay the price for war. Almost
gladly we give our time and our treasure -- our limbs and even our lives
-- for war. But we expect to get peace for nothing. We expect to be able
to flagrantly disobey God's laws and get peace as a result. .... more