This is the way of peace
overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth and hatred with love
Peace Pilgrim walked across this land carrying only
a toothbrush and a comb with the message:
"I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has
learned the way of peace, walking until I am given
shelter and fasting until I am given food."
And walk she did! She made her first
"25,000 Miles on Foot for Peace" without
a penny in her pocket and no organizational
affiliation. She continued her pilgrimage on foot
until making her transition.
"I'm just planting seeds and don't expect
to see results in my lifetime, but,"
she stated flatly, "they will come."
And are they ever! A film has been made
about Peace as well as books written.
Millions of lives continue to be touched
and transformed by this nondenominational saint.
On Sunday, April 17th, 2005, a celebration
and dedication for the newly relocated Peace Pilgrim
archives and library was held at The Peace Dome by
Cheryl Canfield in Copperopolis, California.
who was one of the original writers of the
Peace Pilgrim book. What a treat after carrying it
with me for the past 12 years!
The Peace Dome
The celebration was in the spirit Peace Pilgrim
would have chosen! Her life's work brought
strangers together in love, peace and harmony as
each of us spoke of what we individually were doing
in our lives to promote peace.
A friend of mine, Laura Nimr, graciously
offered me a ride to the event, and entertained us
with her original music in spanish and english.
She had the whole room dancing and singing!
Painting of Laura Nimr by Judy Jones
Larua & her guitar
There was also a wonderful flute player at the
gathering and the Peace Dome must be seen to
be appreciated! Both Cheryl's parents were
there and I immediately understood why her
life is dedicated to service.
It was good to reconnect with friends that had been on
The Great Peace March with me, walking across the
United States. I knew we truly were
becoming an 'Interplanetarian Family'.
My spirit soared into a flame!
For information on The Peace Pilgrim Archives
and Library and the Peace Dome please contact:
Box 423, Copperopolis, CA 95228
Photographs and Song from the
original Peace Pilgrim website