Wednesday, July 11, 2007

March for Peace

On May 21, two college students - Ashley Casale (age 19) and Michael Israel (age 18) - set off by foot on a 3,000 mile trek from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., in what can only be called an amazing act of conscience. The goal of the march is to bring awareness to non-violent solutions to domestic and global conflicts.

In the "Values" section of their website, it states:

"Students from around the country are interested in engaging our generation in discussion of peaceful solutions to some of the world's greatest problems, and in taking action.... Marching for Peace means marching for:

- Nonviolent resistance to war efforts
- End of genocide in Darfur and all crimes against humanity
- Civil disobedience to social injustices and orders of war
- End of nuclear weapon holding and proliferation
- Principles of sustainability and global citizenship"

Ashley and Michael's "March for Peace" will be arriving in Lincoln this evening to participate in the weekly peace vigil held outside the federal building. Tomorrow, they will head off to Omaha where there will be a large music festival and peace rally on Saturday (7/14) from 1-7pm in their honor at Levi Carter Park.

For more information, to track the progress of, or to support these courageous students, check out the following website:

March for Peace

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