Two Interfaith Peace Walks, in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945, will take place Monday, July 28, in Bingen and Hood River.
In Bingen, participants will meet at Daubenspeck Park, located at Willow and Hwy. 14, beginning at 9 a.m., and walk to White Salmon.
In Hood River, the event begins at Waterfront Park with a picnic lunch at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. and end at the Japanese Garden on Experiment Station Drive.
A potluck at 6 p.m. will be held at the Hood River Library in the Riverside Meeting Room to end the event. Food and drink contributions welcome.
Similar walks are also happening in Portland, Hanford and Seattle. Six of this year’s participants in Bingen and Hood River are taking part in Peace Walks around the Pacific Northwest. Senji, a Buddhist monk from the Seattle monastery founded in Japan on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence and peace-filled change, and Catholic Brother Gilberto Perez will be among the walkers.
The annual Peace Walk is an opportunity for all people to walk and learn together in a non-violent, spiritually motivated way to ensure a safer future. The walk is neither a protest nor a marathon; it is a ceremonial walk as a way to remember.
No registration is required. Participants are invited to attend one or all events.