Maine Peace Walk 2016

From Penobscot Nation at Indian Island to Kittery, Maine. October 11-26, 2016

The 5th Maine Peace Walk took place on October 11 – 26, 2016, with an organizing team made up of individuals who are dedicated to creating a more peaceful, sustainable and just world. We came together out of our deep concern about the many different wars being waged on Mother Earth, ranging from over-fishing, deforestation, and human-caused extinctions, to climate disruption and endless war.

Close to home we support the Penobscot Nation’s struggle for Justice for the River, opposition to the East/West Corridor, and conversion of war production to alternative energy at Maine shipyards. We know from past experience of walking through rural and urban Maine that many people will be reached with our messages. 

Organizing notes from Bruce Gagnon’s Space4Peace blog: Walk BeginsDay 2Day 3Day 12Day 13Final Day

We hope this spiritual act of walking and sharing conversation and food will help people in our state feel less isolated and despairing about the future.

Co-Sponsors: Veterans For Peace, Penobscot Nation; Smedley D. Butler Brigade Veterans for Peace (Boston area); Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space; Maine Veterans for Peace; Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST); Veterans for Peace (National); Peninsula Peace and Justice; Maine Natural Guard; Greater Brunswick Peace Works; Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center; Jim Harney Chapter 003; Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine; Alliance for the Common Good; Grandmothers Against the East/West Corridor; Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC); Pax Christi Maine; Friends of the Piscataquis Valley; Concord Massachusetts Peace Vigil; Peace Action Maine; ESTIA Maine; Stop the EastWest Corridor (STEWC); Maine Green Independent Party; Mission Board of State Street Church (Portland); Reversing Falls Sanctuary; Peace to All Beings (Judy Carman); Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County; Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

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