Update 25Feb2018 This project from 2005 has inspired the plan for a 2018 Santa Barbara Peace Pole for Jerusalem with an introduction ceremony at the UCSB Tree of Peace on March 11, 2018. (started this page counter today)
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The Jerusalem Peace Walk Project promotes Peace Prayer Pilgrimage Walks to Jerusalem to reconcile its three faiths, such as the 2005 Christmas first annual Bethlehem to Jerusalem Interfaith Peace Prayer Pilgrimage Walk subject of this page.
"The Trail of Prayers" -- Bethlehem to Jerusalem
(Christmas, Easter, August 15th, thrice annually)
The Bethlehem to Jerusalem Interfaith Peace Prayer Pilgrimage
A Peace Walk for All the Children of The World
2005 Christmas Dawn of Peace Prayer Circle
Final copy of event flyer/handout from Dec.2005:
(Click here for basic one-page flyer of 05Nov05 in WordPad to print and copy)
(Click here for latest Flyer/Poster doc version with 3PeaceFaiths color logo)
Customize it with your local info, removing mine, for local support events handouts.
(Click here for Jerusalem 15Dec05 doc version flyer with Palestine-Bethlehem-Israel color logo)
[This page first posted 26Sep05, last updated 19Dec0505 - 9:56amPST, reviewed 04Sep2014]
Thirteen years ago in 1992, for the first time in history representatives of the
global indigenous spiritual peoples' cultures of peace spoke at the General
Assembly of the United Nations Organization and they delivered the warning
that the mind of man was out of harmony with the law of the Great Spirit and
the law of Nature. Consequently, they explained, escalating civil unrest and
wars, and even the increasing severity of natural disasters are happening
because the mind of man is out of harmony with nature.
In 2001 we began The United Nations International Decade of Creating a
Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of The World. We are
propagating this message and commitment with the promise of our Interfaith
Peace Prayer Walk this Christmas morning over the road to Jerusalem from
Bethlehem beginning at dawn and ending in the afternoon with a sacred circle
of hands prayer ceremony.
We represent and invite participation as a global community of all faiths,
including indigenous Palestinian Christians, Moslems and Jews, and all global indigenous
spiritual peoples of peace.
We are interfaith peace workers, children and pilgrims, all of one heart and
mind. We understand and affirm that we must share, nurture, protect and love
Mother Earth and learn Her ways of indigenous natural wisdom.
It is in the Power of the True Hopi People to unify the minds and spirits of
all true peace seeking peoples of the earth...
"Hopi" means "Peaceful People"... and the truest and greatest power is the strength of Peace...because Peace is the Will Of The Great Spirit...
But do not think that just because the True Hopi People have been told by the Great Spirit never to take up arms... that the True Hopi People will not fight... even die for what we know to be the right way of Life.
The True Hopi People Know how to fight without killing or hurting...
The True Hopi People Know how to fight with Truth and Positive Force In The Light Of The Great Spirit...
The True Hopi People Know how to Educate by clear thoughts... good pictures... and by carefully chosen words...
The True Hopi People Know how to show to all the world's Children the True Way of Life by setting an example... by working and communicating in a way that reaches the minds and hearts of all people who are truly seeking the methods of a simple and spiritual Life which is the only Life that will survive...
THE TRUE HOPI PEOPLE PRESERVE THE SACRED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WAY OF THE EARTH BECAUSE THE TRUE HOPI PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE EARTH IS A LIVING... GROWING PERSON... AND ALL THINGS ON IT ARE HER CHILDREN...
The True Hopi People Know how to show the Right Way of Life to all the world's people who have ears to listen... who have eyes to see... and who have hearts to understand these things...
The True Hopi People Know how to generate enough Power to link up the forces of the Minds and Spirits of all the True Children of the Earth ... and to Unify them with the Positive Force of the Great Spirit so that they may put an end to affliction and persecution in all afflicted places in this world...
THE TRUE HOPI PEOPLE DECLARE THAT HOPI POWER BE A FORCE WHICH WILL BRING ABOUT WORLD CHANGE.
[end text of Hopi Declaration of Peace, by Hopi interpreter Thomas Banyacya, see:]
This means that Hopi people are also Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and
"spiritual but not religious" people, all those who understand that the very reason for this
life on Earth is to become fully human: Compassionate and balanced, loving
and nurturing, believing and hoping in all things good.
This Christmas morning we are gathering at dawn in a circle of prayer, and
with the full cooperation of the Israeli government and Islamic authorities we
will walk to Jerusalem and form a circle of hands prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem,
"The Wailing Wall," ending the walk with a circle of hands prayer ceremony followed global peace council in sacred circle outside the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Treading steps for peace, each one as a prayer, over the rocky but promising road from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, this Christmas morning the human family walks together in solidarity for a better world for all of the Children of Mother Earth.
The local co-coordinators of this historic first 2005 Christmas Peacewalk are
pursuing full cooperations from the State of Israel and Jewish religious
authorities, the Palestinian Authority, and other appropriate
religious authorities, global news media, and the general public.
Any assistance you are able to offer will be most appreciated.
Awaiting your collaboration and advice:
David Crockett Williams
2005 Twin Oaks California local Jerusalem Peacewalk co-coordinator
Initiator, Jerusalem Peace Walk project (December 1978)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jerusalem-peace-walk <-networking group
[until a proper website is set up please read previous posts to above list, updates there]
Jerusalem Peace Walk Project
---Thanks to Jerusalem PeaceWalker Eileen Fleming for her suggestion for this webpage and for her draft of above text for possible Op-Ed piece usage. Her website is
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