Please note, that due to a forecast of rain this weekend, the Peace Walk has been postponed from 7th November till the 14th of November 2009. We look forward to seeing you there.
The South African Peace Alliance, part of a global intiative calling on governments to establish ministeries and deparment of peace, invites you to show your solidarity towards creating a new, non-violent global consciousness.
On Saturday, 14 November 2009, the South African Peace Alliance is hosting a Peace March in Cape Town. This march is part of the World March for Peace and Non Violence and is endorsed by respected international personalities, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Yoko Ono, Bryan Adams, Penelope Cruz, Philip Glass and David Suzuki to mention a few.
The World March for Peace and Non Violence is already underway, having started in New Zealand on 2 October 2009 - the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on 2 January 2010.
The World March will last 90 days, three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia.
In Cape Town we plan to do something special (and a little different) in keeping with our local heritage – we will walk in a peaceful and non-violent manner in the Table Mountain Nature Reserve.
We plan to walk, holding the intention that “Peace begins with me”. Nature will be our wonderful host. The walk is suitable for all levels of fitness and you are invited to bring the whole family along.
We will walk from Kloof Nek parking lot to Deer Park via a level Jeep track. In Deer Park, all are welcomed to enjoy a picnic lunch together. In Deer Park we will also hold a public peace forum, before marchers return along the same route.
The walk will be led by Iain Macdonald of the Awakening Intuition Network, who arranges regular Intuition Nature Walks - (http://www.intuitionwalks.com) around the Table Mountain and surrounding areas. Karen Barensche of the South African Peace Alliance - (http://www.sapeacealliance.org.za) will lead the public peace forum.
WHEN: Saturday, 14 November 2009
WHERE: Kloof Nek parking lot - Jeep track - along Table Mountain to Deer Park for a picnic lunch and back
REGISTRATIONS: 11:00 - 11:30
WALK STRARTS: 11:30
WALK ENDS: 15:00
WHAT TO BRING: Yourself, friends, family, comfy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a picnic lunch and a peaceful heart
REGISTER TO COME ALONG:
We are interacting closely with SanParks to ensure that we respect the sensitivity of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve ecosystem and need to let them know how many people to expect. Kindly rsvp by Wednesday the 5th of November 2009.
Please note that there is no parking available at Deer Park: SANParks has requested that walkers park at Kloof Nek parking lot.
To register to attend the walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, surname, email and telephone number. This is so that you can be kept informed of the plans for the day.
ENDORSED LOCALLY BY: Desmond Tutu Peace Centre ~ Awakening Intuition Network ~ Heart of Healing ~ Ubuntu Wellness Centre ~ Novalis Ubuntu Institute ~ Cape Town Interfaith Initiative ~ Humanist Movement ~ Professor Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie ~ Arun Gandhi ~ Ela Gandhi
For questions about route and or directions to the meeting point, please contact Iain Macdonald