|Maine Peace Walk in 2014|
Yesterday Russell Wray and I did the first drive of the next Maine Peace
Walk route. The dates have slightly been adjusted to October 11-26 in order to
better accommodate monks and nuns from the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order who
will lead the walk.
We will begin things on October 11 with a potluck supper hosted by the
Penobscot Nation on Indian Island, Maine.
The title of the 2016 walk is Stop the War$ on Mother Earth.
Here is the daily schedule below. We are looking for churches for
community suppers and floor sleeping in most of these communities. If you can
help us with that please give me a ring.
Note: On some of the walk days, due to distances, some shuttling will be
- Oct 11 Penobscot Nation on Indian Island (orientation, supper and opening
- Oct 12 Indian Island to Dexter
- Oct 13 Dexter to Pittsfield
- Oct 14 Pittsfield to Unity
- Oct 15 Unity to Waterville
- Oct 16 Waterville to Augusta
- Oct 17 Augusta to Norway
- Oct 18 Norway to Lewiston
- Oct 19 Lewiston to Brunswick
- Oct 20 Day off in Brunswick
- Oct 21 Brunswick to Freeport
- Oct 22 Freeport to Portland
- Oct 23 Portland to Saco
- Oct 24 Saco to Kennebunk
- Oct 25 Kennebunk to York Beach
- Oct 26 York Beach to Kittery Naval shipyard
Additional note: There is some discussion now taking place within the
Veterans For Peace Smedley Butler Brigade in Boston that they might want to keep
the walk going from Kittery into Boston. More on that later.
“Stop the War$ on
2016 Maine Peace Walk
The 5th Maine
Peace Walk will take place on October 11 – 26. The organizing team is made up
of individuals who are dedicated to creating a more peaceful, sustainable and
just world. We come together out of our deep concern about the many different
wars being waged on Mother Earth, ranging from over-fishing, deforestation, and
human-caused extinctions, to climate disruption and endless
to home we support the Penobscot Nation’s struggle for Justice for the River,
opposition to the East/West Corridor, and conversion of war production to
alternative energy at Maine shipyards.
We know from past experience of walking through rural and urban Maine
that many people will be reached with our messages. We hope this spiritual act
of walking and sharing conversation and food will help people in our state feel
less isolated and despairing about the future.
welcome everyone to join our walk for an hour, a day, or more and to help in any
way they can to contribute. We invite
environmental, peace, church, and social justice organizations to sign on as a
co-sponsor of the walk. We ask co-sponsors to make a donation of their choosing
and to help spread the word about the walk to their members/community. Tax-deductible donations can be made by check
to Global Network, designated “For Peace Walk” and sent to:
Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Nation; Smedley D. Butler Brigade Veterans
for Peace (Boston area); Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in
Space; Maine Veterans for Peace Chapter 001; Citizens
Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST); Veterans for Peace (National); Peninsula
Peace and Justice; Maine Natural Guard;
Maine War Tax Resistance
Resource Center; Veterans For
Peace, Jim Harney Chapter 003; Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine;
Greater Brunswick Peace Works; Alliance for the Common Good; Grandmothers
Against the East/West Corridor; Resources for Organizing and Social Change
(ROSC); Pax Christi Maine; Friends of the Piscataquis Valley.