#161. Peace Run Timor Leste 2019 – February 5-8

Timor-Leste once again welcomed the Peace Run in an unparalleled fashion. The First Lady and President of the Parliament participated in the opening ceremony and Xanana Gusmão welcomed us into his home as well as joining us for a 5 km Peace Walk with thousands of young Timorese. We also visited with over 4000 school students in both Dili and the Ermera region.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org

#160. Peace Run Puja Mandala, Bali – January 31, 2019

Puja Mandala is a remarkable place of unique importance not only in Bali, but in the culture of world interfaith harmony. In one compound, Puja Mandala includes side by side, places of worship for Islam, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Peace Run, was delighted to visit Puja Mandala in 2004.

This video shows the Peace Torch being received in each house of worship with each of the religious representatives passing it on to the next.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org

#158. Peace Run Sudaji, Bali – January 25, 2019

This event in northern Bali marked the beginning of our round the world journey with the Peace Torch. We will visit five continents and all 44 countries in the southern hemisphere. Sudaji was an amazing place to begin with the lighting of a sacred flame that will encircle the globe. Special thanks to Zanzan, Putu and their family for their instrumental work in creating this event.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org

#153. Joana Schenker receives the Torch-Bearer Award (Albufeira​, Portugal – December 29, 2018)

Joana Schenker is a professional bodyboarder. Dominating the Portuguese National and European Tour since 2014, she won both titles for 4 years in a row. In her second season competing on the APB world tour, Joana wins the World Title, and makes history by becoming Portugal´s first professional World Champion in wave riding sports. 2017 was the perfect year, National, European and World Bodyboard Champion. The media made Joana not only the new Queen of bodyboarding but also a star in the Portuguese sports scene.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org