The World Peace March Report from Washington DC
This is a report from the World Peace March transcribed from
DCW's handwriting on a page copied to mail home from DC:
The World Peace March
Washington, D. C.
May 15, 1982
Today over one hundred fifty people walked 5 miles together
passing through Washington, D.C with 35-40 people beating
the hand drums and chanting in prayer an admonition for
the respect of True One Law -- this to give rise to the one
law for tranquility of the nations and for the direct cause
of true peace, harmony among all life, and free natural
abundance as paradise on Earth. For three days ending
yesterday over 60 people participated in all day fasting
and the drum chanting by 30 at Lafayette Park facing
The White House across the street.
Before the peace march today, Santa Barbaran Mary Jane
Bagwell gave the opening speech in an hour long ecumenical
program featuring messages by Buddhist, Christian, Islamic,
Jewish, and Native American religious leaders and their
prayers for the success of the World Peace March in its
support of the second United Nations Special Session on
Disarmament whose goal is the implementation of a
comprehensive plan for complete world disarmament.
Press and other media coverage of the World Peace March
in Washington, D.C. has been minimal with the noteworthy
exception that Soviet television covered today's events and
interviewed Mary Jane.
May 16, 1982
The World Peace March leader, Gyoten Yoshida-shoni
conferred in two workshops, at the Jewish Temple Sinai,
about UNSSD II. He pointed out President Reagan's expressed
conviction that a limited nuclear war could be fought and won
by the United States without it escalating into global nuclear
war. This is incorrect, Rev. Yoshida assured us. He said a
serious situation is developing on the Korean peninsula and
that a local nuclear war could break out there at any time.
He also said that people who remain silent about these
problems we face indeed are contributing to them. Judaism
and Buddhism united in the common commitment to propagate
the one law for uniting the nations in harmony as one.
--------end of transcribed report of David Crockett Williams