A four-member team of foreigners, on a mission across
more than 20 countries round the globe to spread the message of
peace and non-violence, reached here on Thursday.
delegation comprising of two women from Spain and a couple from the
United States commenced their tour named 'World March for Peace and
Non-Violence' from New Zealand on October 2.
tour was initiated by the 'World Without Wars', an international
organisation launched by the Humanist Movement, which works for
pacifism and non-violence.
main objective of the march is to give voice to those who want peace
and are against any form of violence, be it military, economic,
racial, religious or sexual.
During their visit to Kerala, representatives from different
cultures and religions including 200 students, participated in an
interaction function held in Thrissur.
delegation and people present lit wax candles and took a pledge for
world peace and non-violence.
far we have only visited four countries, but we still have 18 or
more to go. So I will not see my family for about three months. I am
very privileged to be doing this," said Syndia, a delegate from
far, it has been very successful. We didn't know about each other's
existence, are now networking. We are going to join all of the
people in one voice globally for historic adventure and learning,"
said Charles Lasater, Syndia's partner.
Activists of about 3,000 organisations will join the world peace
tour delegates at different places on their 116,000-kms long march,
the organisers said.
delegation arrived in Kerala on Wednesday and left for Seoul, South
Korea later on Thursday.
three-month-long march will conclude in Argentina in January next