Winter 2006 - Number 47
"Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love" -- Peace Pilgrim
Dear Friends of Peace Pilgrim
The short days of winter have brought sleet and snow
to the rough hills of New England, rain to the fertile valleys of California,
and wind to the broad plains of Oklahoma. Our work continues in these
locations and in the many other places around the world where our dedicated
friends continue to share Peace Pilgrim’s message.
Remembering Kathy Miller
Free to soar,
Kathy Miller has graced our work and our lives with her strong and gentle spirit, her tireless service, and her inspiring songs. During the past year she has had a personal struggle with lung cancer, which she ap-proached with an amazing acceptance and peace. Family, friends, health care professionals, and hospice workers have been touched, inspired and captivated by her spirit. She made her departure in her decidedly “Kathy” way, quietly, her daughter by her side.
Some Insights from Kathy
During the last year of her life, Kathy was interviewed by Judy Jones about her music, her work with Friends of Peace Pilgrim and how her illness had impacted her life. A short excerpt follows.
It was my great fortune in life to meet Peace Pilgrim when I was a young woman, and to come to know her as a beloved friend and mentor. It was my further good fortune to accompany her on the only two inspirational and educational retreats she led before her death. The first was to Alaska in 1979 where 18 of us started out from Anchorage, traveling in three rented cars. We camped out and cooked vegetarian meals over a campfire...
What has it been like to volunteer at the Friends of Peace Pilgrim Center? Board member Bruce Nichols posed this question to some of our Oklahoma City friends and asked them to write about their experiences during the last year of planning, preparation, and now working in our new office...
Spirit of Peace Van Finds a New Home
One of the tasks left unfinished when the rental truck
pulled out of Placerville bound for Oklahoma City was the disposition
of the “Spirit of Peace” Volkswagen Bus.
John and Ann Rush
Many of you know and love our senior board members John and Ann Rush. Two of the original compilers of our book, “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words,” John and Ann met Peace Pilgrim in 1957 and were long-time directors of the Peace Pilgrim Center when it was located in Hemet, California.
Peace Pilgrim in History
The "Peace Pilgrim" when She was in school, was
"intrigued by the notion of making: money and getting ahead of everyone
Peace Pilgrim Quote
"A time like this calls for much peace prayer and peace effort...
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
revised May 10, 2006