Passing the Peace Torch in States Across US
Schools, Summer Camps, Runners to Participate
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run (peacerun.org) , history’s largest peace torch relay, will be in Sherman on Friday, July 14th in the afternoon around 3pm. The Peace Run will cover 53 miles on the 14th running from Stamford to Gaylordsville on Rte. 7 and Rte. 37 passing the Peace Torch along the way.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run (peacerun.org ), an international torch relay, will pass the Peace Torch in 12 states and Canada during the 2023 North American Peace Run. The team departs New York on July 13th on a 4-week journey taking them through the northeast and into Canada. The final leg of the relay is along Lake Erie concluding in Chicago in time for the gathering of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The team will visit schools and youth organizations to share their motto, ‘Peace Begins with Me.’ Runners will offer educational presentations that promote respect of others and the oneness of humanity.
Earlier this year the runners passed the Peace Torch in ceremonies in El Paso, TX, San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA.
The Peace Run has traversed over 160 nations on all 7 continents over the past 36 years supporting humanity’s universal aspiration for a more peaceful world. Since the inaugural Run in 1987, more than 7-million people have participated. Commendations have come from many world figures including Pope Francis, President Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, Saint Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, state governors, city mayors and celebrities around the world.
The Torch-Bearer Award will honor local citizens who have contributed to the well-being of their community as well as students who have excelled in kindness and good citizenship.
The Peace Run was inspired by visionary Sri Chinmoy to give citizens a dynamic way to express their own hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world. An athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to inspiring people to find peace within themselves. He said, “Lasting peace must begin within the depths of the individual, and from there spread in ever-widening circles as a dynamic force for world change.”
Contact: Prakhara Harter 404-275-1612