2000th Christmas Peace Walk to Jerusalem

This site established April 28, 2001, anniversary of initial voicing of the prayer for the purification of land and life, Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo.

Last updated: June 23, 2001 9AM PDT

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"2000th Christmas" Peace Walk from Bethlehem to Jerusalem 2001

Proposal of April 27, 2001, by David Crockett Williams

The threats to global peace are roiling into increasingly violent conflicts worldwide, in countries and cities all around the globe, including the recent hostilities in the Israel/Palestine area which by now have both of the holy cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem virtually under siege.

Fears and threats of these hostilities between Moslems and Jews -- Palestinians and Israelis -- canceled last year's planning for a major Bethlehem 2000 Christmas Observance in this traditionally recognized birthplace of Jesus Christ that was essentially closed down because of these complications.

What‘s going to happen this year on December 25, 2001, the actual observed 2000th birthday anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ whose birthday is traditionally marked (isn't it?) as December 25, 0001?

Will Bethlehem, on this Christmas, lie in the ruins of Israeli tank, rocket, and artillery fire? Will there instead be peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the Moslems and the Jews?

Can Christians do anything to help between now and then? How about offering Jesus a 2000th birthday present such as this prayer for "Global Peace Now!"? Perhaps even we can help fulfill the prophetic Hopi vision of a "new life plan" for the cause true peace, harmony among all life and free natural abundance as paradise on Earth?

Can other believers of the various religious, spiritual, political, and indigenous cultural traditions do anything to help? Should they?

I would like to conduct a peace prayer walk, inviting the public or walking alone if necessary, from Bethlehem to Jerusalem this Christmas. To do this I need your help to make networking arrangements with organizations, governments, participants, logistics, events, scheduling, fundraising, publicity, etc.

Below is an outline of the initial events schedule draft for the "2000th Christmas" Peace Walk from Bethlehem to Jerusalem 2001. Let me/us know if and how you are interested to participate and/or to help organize/coordinate outreach for widespread consideration and support of this walk -- a spiritual walk as a prayer for peace.

Tangible and significant rapid progress can be made towards resolving the conflicts in The Holy Land by simply publicizing and promoting this proposal and the related messages and links in the websites referenced below.

Proposed 2000th Christmas Schedule of Events:

Sunrise, December 25, 2001, ceremony in Bethlehem, followed by morning peace council; At 12-noon the walk leaves Bethlehem for Jerusalem and arrives for early afternoon ceremony followed by peace council and sunset Global Peace Now Ceremony in Jerusalem.

Partial list of participants to invite, sponsoring their attendance expenses:

Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp of the Iroquois (Six Nations) Confederacy to offer the Tree of Peace Planting Ceremony http://www.sixnations.org

Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation keeper of the original Sacred Pipe of Peace, to offer Pipe Ceremony http://www.worldpeaceday.org

Rev. Yusen Yamato, initiator of the Global Peace Walk project, Buddhist Monk and Zen Shiatzu Meditation Practitioner, to offer Peace Pole Ceremony http://www.globalpeacenow.org

Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Founder of the Compassionate Listening Project, Quaker and International Fellowship of Reconciliation activist, to offer compassionate listening guidance.

Representatives of various spiritual traditions and religions, including Judaism and Islam, offering their prayers, ceremony, and messages for Global Peace Now!

Please pass the word and help in any way you can: spiritually, psychically, physically, financially.

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2000th CHRISTMAS PEACE WALK PROJECT --- 661-822-3309

David Crockett Williams, initiator
Global Emergency Alert Response
20411 Steeple Court
Tehachapi, CA 93561

Carolynne Fargey, coordinator
The Mesa School Foundation
2520 Mesa School Lane
Santa Barbara, California 93109

The Mesa School Foundation

The Mesa School is a media and events production company for education, training and entertainment.

Our purpose is to further true peace and harmony among all life with free natural abundance as paradise on Earth.

The Mesa School is also a developing interdisciplinary school of the spiritual arts, letters, sciences, religions, and of the leading philosophies thereof.

In its fullest vision, The Mesa School will be a global virtual-school of thought in harmony with nature and the natural order. Our initial headquarters have been located for almost two decades at our present location within an evolving home-school.

Programs produced under auspices of The Mesa School include:

· November 1986 relighting of Santa Barbara's eternal peace flame at UCSB by the mayors of Santa Barbara and its Soviet Sister City of Yalta in a popular but controversial public ceremony presided over by the UCSB Chancellor.

· The Rainbow Uprising Campaign of 1990 featuring the ceremonial installation of the Hiroshima Peace Flame at UCSB's Eternal Flame Memorial Peace Monument culminating a week-long series of events featuring participation of leading teachers including: The late Hopi Interpreter Thomas Banyacya; Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp of the Iroquois Confederacy; clergy of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order; Buddhist monk Rev. Yusen Yamato, Global Peace Walk initiator; Gene Hoffman of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Compassionate Listening Project; actor John Voigt; local Chumash and other community leaders.

· California Prison Dharma Walk : February 1 to March 4th , Oakland to Lompoc, walking as a prayer and conducting prayer vigils at prisons throughout California.

· The Great Spirit All My Relations Relay Run, walk and Caravan from Santa Barbara to Big Mountain (1986), conducted by Masao Nippashi after a blessing ceremony by local Chumash elder Victor "Sky Eagle" Lopez.

date of this proposal [April 27, 2001]

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