Fall 2005 - Number 46
"Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, hatred with love" -- Peace Pilgrim
Dear Friends of Peace Pilgrim
The months since our last newsletter have been busy ones for the Friends of Peace Pilgrim board of directors. At our June meeting at the home of our president Cheryl Canfield in Copperopolis, California we had a chance to see first hand the work being done to house our archives and study center at this beautiful location not far from our previous home in Somerset. A visitors’ trailer is already in position on a knoll on the fifteen-acre property and work is nearing completion on the rooms that will offer office space and accessible storage for our library, archives, and study center. Cheryl’s willingness to host this aspect of our work and offer the physical location necessary to maintain our California non-profit status has been a great and needed blessing. There is still a lot of work to be done but we feel we are well on the way to creating a harmonious and peaceful facility for our Peace Pilgrim study center and future retreats.
The big news of the summer is the upcoming move of our distribution activities from our temporary location in Placerville, California to Oklahoma City...
Peace Pilgrim Library and Archive Update
Preparations are underway for the relocation of the Peace Pilgrim library and archives to Peaceful Path-ways Sanctuary, a 15-acre property with a seasonal lake and a geodesic dome that we affectionately call “the Peace Dome.” The dome is the new home of my parents, Archie and Alice Canfield and myself.
Oklahoma City Update
In early May of this year, board members Richard Polese and I traveled to Oklahoma City, OK to meet with volunteers and tour the Epworth Building where we were being offered free office space for our distribution center.
Translating Peace Pilgrim into French
The online French version is a little example of the continuing inspiration that Peace Pilgrim is for people around the world, and especially for me. For this task, I constantly kept in mind one of her principles: set the priority on the really important things, over all those superficial activities that encumber our lives. So as soon as I had free time outside my work, in evenings, weekends, this was my priority. I also dedicated weeks of vacation to the process, and I would happily see the work progressing more rapidly in these full-time periods...
Peace Pilgrim Honored in Her Home Town
EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ - In the nearly three decades she spent walking across the country to promote peace, few people knew the woman who called herself Peace Pilgrim was from Egg Harbor City. Even after her death, Peace Pilgrim's name and back-ground remained largely a mystery. But that all changed Tuesday, when a terra cotta statue of the 1926 Egg Harbor City High School valedictorian was erected in the London Avenue park across from the Roundhouse museum...
Department of Peace Initiative
On September 14, 2005 a bill to create an executive branch Department of Peace was introduced by Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio with 56 co-sponsors...
Our friend Brandon Wilson has walked many of the traditional
pilgrimage routes in Europe as well as from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu,
Nepal, a journey of 1000 kilometers.
Letters and Email
From the Ozarks
Peace Pilgrim in History
Hutchinson was visited briefly Tuesday by a gray-haired, peace-minded woman who calls herself Peace Pilgrim, and is set on hiking 10,000 miles...
Peace Pilgrim Quote
"There is a magic formula for resolving conflicts. .... more
Our New Addresses
After years of operating out of a single
center, Friends of Peace Pilgrim will be spreading its wings and working
from several locations. Here are our new mailing addresses... GO