Buddhists Pass Through Camden On Peace Walk

March 18, 2009

Author: Bridget Smith

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Courier-Post


About two dozen monks, nuns and activists arrived in Camden late Tuesday afternoon, part of the Walk for a New Spring, organized by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order in Massachusetts.

"I've found that walking for peace is a transformative experience," said organizer Tim Bullock, 60, of Leverett, Mass. "It transforms everything that has kept us in wars for the whole 20th century."

The group began the trek from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13 with a threefold message: the abolition of nuclear weapons, the renunciation of war and the conversion to a "peace" economy.

On Tuesday, the walkers went about 15 miles from Burlington City to Camden, and today they will continue into Philadelphia. Their journey will end April 8 in Washington, where they hope to meet with members of Congress and President Barack Obama.

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