"Peace means a flood of love in the world-family" - Sri Chinmoy, Run founder
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that embodies humanity's universal aspiration for peace. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories and touched the lives of millions of people. People estimate since 1987 the torch has been carried over 395,000 miles (632,000 km). The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run Inc., is a non-profit entity incorporated in the State of New York. They are funded through a combination of financial donations, grants and in-kind donations. The New York office is the global headquarters and cooperates with and supports the activities of independently organized events around the world.
Personally for me it was a great chance to do one of my favorite sports (to run through the hometown) and also to work as an interpreter for an international team of running volunteers. Sometimes Life gives amazing opportunities absolutely unexpectedly!
Let us live in peace and let us love!