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For Immediate Release
Contact: Prakhara Harter (404) 275-1612

 

International Team to Pass Peace Torch in US
Students to Welcome Runners at Schools

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run an international torch relay, will be back on the road after pausing due to Covid restrictions.  A modified route will include passing the Peace Torch along roads in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.  Also scheduled are visits to Florida, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. Along the way the Peace Run team will visit schools and youth organizations to share their motto, ‘Peace Begins with Me!’.  Runners will offer educational presentations that promote respect of others and the oneness of humanity. 

For over 30 years the Peace Run has traversed over 160 nations on all 7 continents as a symbol of humanity’s universal aspiration for a more peaceful world.  Since the inaugural Run in 1987, more than 7-million people have participated.  Commendations have come from many world figures including Pope Francis, President Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, Saint Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, state governors, city mayors and celebrities around the world.

In an effort to support the environment the Peace Run will plant and dedicate trees for peace in many of the cities along the route.  Other initiatives include offering the Torch-Bearer Award to local citizens who have contributed to the well-being of their community.  To explore these ideas please call the number below to be connected with your local Peace Run coordinator.

The Peace Run was inspired by visionary Sri Chinmoy to give citizens a dynamic way to express their own hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world.  An athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to inspiring people to find peace within themselves.  He said, "Lasting peace must begin within the depths of the individual, and from there spread in ever-widening circles as a dynamic force for world change.”

Contact: Prakhara Harter 404-275-1612

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Peace Run Founder Sri Chinmoy holds the Peace Torch. Photo taken by Bhashwar Hart in New York, April 2005

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Peace Run spokesperson and 9-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis by Thomas Lee at the opening ceremony in New York.

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Peace Run Logo (vertical)

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Peace Run Logo (horizontal)

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