A team of international runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world’s longest torch relay, will visit St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree this Friday, June 2 from 9.10am.
Bishop William (Bill) Wright of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be visiting the school for the occasion.
The Peace Run is a truly global event that aims to promote friendship and understanding in the world community.
It was founded in 1987 by peace ambassador Sri Chinmoy who has been internationally recognised for his numerous peace initiatives.
Since its inception, the Peace Run has traversed over 150 nations and touched the lives of millions of people.
It does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
“The Peace Run is our way of saying that world peace must begin within the heart of each of us, and that only by transcending the barriers that divide us from our better selves as well as from others, will our world be a true Oneness-Home,” Sri Chinmoy said.
This year celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the first Peace Run.
In Australia, a team of runners from 13 nations is carrying the torch over 3,500 kilometres from Brisbane to Adelaide.
People, from all walks of life-young and old, in towns and cities, from nations large and small hold the symbolic Peace Torch to wish for a more peaceful world.
As the Peace Run makes its way in a continuous relay run to their communities, it offers an opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future.
Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world.