Peace Run in Rwanda!
Peace is not the absence of war; Peace is the presence of harmony, joy and oneness. Peace reveals the absolute excellence of human life!
This is the spirit in which the Peace Run (from 2005 - 2012 also known as World Harmony Run) was founded in 1987 by the late Peace Philosopher Sri Chinmoy (1931 - 2007).
The Peace Run is a global torch relay, wherein people promote peace, friendship and harmony by passing a flaming torch from hand to hand.
International teams of runners cross borders of all kind and thereby connect schools, communities, organisations and people from all walks of life.
The Peace Run has so far involved more than 10 million people in over 150 countries.
This year, for the first time, the Peace Torch will visit Rwanda. Many years of dreaming come to fruition in October of 2013, when the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run team will arrive in Kigali after first touching the soil of the Cantral Africa in Uganda. With brotherhood, extended hands, and ready feet the Africa-Dream, the Africa-Love and the Africa-Aspiration will claim this land as home base.
The message of the Peace Run is very simple one: when we can run together in peace and harmony, then we also can live together in peace and friendship!
Each of us can change the world - by giving a living example to others and taking symbolically the first step! In this spirit we can run with the torch, carry it a few miles or just hold it and pass it on - every step counts!
Participate, when the torch visits your country! Yours is the first step!
(Nelson Mandela meets the founder of the Peace Run, Sri Chinmoy...)
Video Peace Run Africa 2006:
A year of Youth - Peace Run and UNESCO:
The Peace Run will visit this year Rwanda!
Reports and pictures from the road