Paul’s Peace Walk From Rome to Jerusalem

08 Jul

At the end of July, our friend Paul Haines will be walking from Rome to Jerusalem with the focus on Peace and Reconciliation in the world. He will be wearing the peace dove symbol, carrying a book for people to sign, and asking for Messages of Peace that he can take with him as he walks, planning to be in Jerusalem sometime in December.

Paul would like to engage with as many people as possible, before, during and after his walk, hoping to help raise the profile and awareness of peace and in some way, hopes his walk will have some effect.

He started long-distance walking five years ago. Last year he walked from London to Rome in aid of two charities that are involved with health, dementia and music. He talked to many people as he walked for three months, and tried to help raise the awareness of the issues connected with dementia and the benefits of music for health.

Paul is linking up with two charities, “Children of Peace” a UK based charity that offers a non-partisan approach to conflict resolution in the Middle East and “Postcards for Peace” a UK based charity that provided the dove symbol with the word Peace in so many languages.  If you would like to, you can support Children of Peace with a contribution via Paul’s  Just Giving page.

He asks that people follow him on his website, Peacewalk 2015 and leave messages of peace. If you have a look at the messages of peace he has already collected, you will see that these include messages from several Archbishops, the Queen, Tim Smit, Abbot Phra Rachabhavanavimol, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sachs,  us and many more friends.   I have visitors from 100 countries visiting my site. How wonderful it would be if Paul got messages from all over the world from my own Dear Readers…….

The choirs I sing with, The Ingleheart Singers and The Suitcase Singers, have both recorded songs of peace for Paul to take with him. Here is one and I will share the others in posts to come.

Feel free to Re-blog/re-tweet this post. Please help to spread the word.


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15 responses to “Paul’s Peace Walk From Rome to Jerusalem

  1. calvin

    July 10, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Am following through. Thank you for this.

  2. Patty B

    July 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Peace what a lovely word! It means so much from God’s peace that resides in us to peace in the world God created. God bless Paul – now this is a “power” walk!! 🙂

  3. Grannymar

    July 9, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Fantastic idea and the singing was wonderful!

  4. Don

    July 9, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Wonderful idea. It really captures my imagination. Loved the song, Sally.

  5. jo(e)

    July 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Oh, that’s wonderful.

  6. lynsey edwards

    July 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    What a beautiful beautiful idea! May you travel in safety and with grace. May you find strength and support from the people you meet on your walk and the ‘virtual community from around the world’, Very Best Wishes for a nobel idea xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you. Will you put this message on Paul’s website or shall I put it on for you? Whereabouts in the world are you? 🙂

  7. niasunset

    July 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    This is so nice, I have visited his blog and I wish to meet him in my city too 🙂 Good Luck for him, walk in safe and peace and get the peaceful people in this amazing project. Thank you dear Sally, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 8, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Which is your city, Nia? I am sure Paul would love to meet you. 🙂

      • niasunset

        July 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

        Istanbul dear Sally 🙂

  8. James Scott

    July 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    How inspiring!! I will share this

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 10, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Please do – share far and wide. Thank you 🙂


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