“Last night, I dreamed of walking. In a thousand bodies, through hundreds of city streets, suburban neighborhoods, rural roads, industrial zones, wild and forgotten spaces.
“We walked to be the peace we yearned to see. We could not wait for politicians to end the endless, borderless wars. We ended it with our footsteps. We announced with our bodies that we would not wait for authorities to fix our communities; we would heal them here and now. We walked to be present with one another, to break our isolation and fear. We walked away from the violence of corporate media blaring on our screens indoors. We walked out into the streets to embody a different world, a world of peace and nonviolence, presence and compassion.
“This morning, I rose with a resolution. I will walk. During the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions September 18-25th, I will walk in the streets of my community, the place where I live. And I will invite others to do the same: you, your neighbors, our relatives, and organizations to which we belong. I will ask us all to take public action to be peace in this world, to demonstrate that it is possible, and to non-cooperate with the culture of violence. Instead, I will walk to build a culture of nonviolence. I will laugh with my community instead of just weeping over the news. I will build friendships instead of staying huddled in my house in fear. I will see the challenges instead of avoiding them, and with my fellow human beings, I will meet them. And, I will begin this process by walking, by being peace in the world, and love-in-action in my community.”
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