Unity Foundation Global Peace Walk 2000 support letter

Following is the text of the Global Peace Walk support letter from Bill McCarthy, President of the Unity Foundation. A printable copy of the original signed letter is linked to attachment bar at bottom of this post at http://www.egroups.com/group/global-peace-walk/207.html


Promoting World Peace, Cooperation & Unity for 24 Years

January 1, 2000

To Whom It May Concern

It is my pleasure to write a Letter of Support for Rev. Yusen Yamato and The Global Peace Walk.

I am the founder and president of Unity Foundation, a non-profit organization with a 24 year histroy of promoting world peace, cooperation and unity. Since 1986, I have had the honor of working with Rev. Yusen Yamato, a Buddhist Monk and Global Peace Walker, whose tireless efforts to promote peace have been inspiring and empowering thousands upon thousands of people around the world, including many thousands who have attended events which Unity Foundation has produced or co-produced. These events have included: The Celebrations of the 20th and 30th Anniversaries of the Summer of Love, the Unity'95 Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations, the Amercian Soviet Rock & Roll Summit, Unity'98 Celebrating Racial Harmony in San Francisco commemorating the one year anniversary of The President's Initiative on Race, and the 1999 State of The World Forum's public event --Creating a Culture of Peace for the 21st Century. Rev. Yusen Yamato has presented a Peace Ceremony for each of these special events.

Rev. Yamato has also continually walked for Global Peace since long before 1995, when he conducted The Global Peace Walk from the United Nations in New York City to San Francisco in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations. He has also led numerous regional Global Peace Walks. Beginning on January 15th, of this year 2000, Rev. Yamato will again walk from San Francisco to the United Nations in New York City, in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations.

Rev. Yusen Yamato is an extraordinary person who has dedicated his life to creating global peace. Since the promise of the New Millennium is peace on Earth, I humbly request your support for the selfless efforts of Rev. Yamato and The Global Peace Walk. Through your support you will be helping to make the promise of peace on Earth in the 21st Century a reality.



Bill McCarthy
Founder and President

744 Treat Avenue, San Francisco, California 94110
phone: (415) 643-0270 fax: (415) 643-4616 email: unity@igc.org