Interfaith Peace Walk Passing Through Tri-Cities, Visiting Hanford
RICHLAND, Wash.-- The Interfaith Peace Walk 2009 is passing through the Tri-Cities. Peace protestors and Buddhist Monks are walking the streets, visiting the Hanford area, and praying while in town. This year's Peace Walk is focusing on abolition of nuclear weapons.
They group walked from Christ the King church in Richland to John Dam Plaza while praying and playing traditional music on Monday. Tuesday they'll walk from Christ the King Church to Hanford's 300 area.
Their journey began on July fifth at Los Alamos. Since then, they've been traveling the country, touring different places that were involved in the Manhattan Project.
They've held walks and said prayers everywhere they've gone, hoping for nuclear clean-up and world peace. Buddhist Monk Gilberto Zamora- Perez says, "We can start today. in our lifetime, for our children, for mother earth, we have to love each other, love mother earth or we won't exist."
On Tuesday, the monks and the rest of the group will be walking 14 miles, or about five hours. They'll start at Christ the Kind church at 9:00 a.m. and walk to the Hanford 300 area. The public is welcome to join.