#165. Colours of Peace (Rome – September 21, 2018)

At a special event to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, seven-thousand thousand peace-drawings from children around the world were displayed around the perimeter of the Colosseum in Rome.

The event, entitled “Colors of Peace” is organised by the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with the Patronship of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic, Regione Lazio, in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, the Istituto Superiore Morano di Caivano and the Arvalia association, the contribution of Roma Capitale Municipality and with the media partnership of Italian National Broadcaster RAI Gulp.

The ceremony also featured an award presentation for the winners of the Peace Movie Award, an international competition under the patronage of the Italian ministries of Education, Universities and Research; and Cultural Heritage and Activities. As part of the competition, schools around the world contributed video clips of 30 seconds or under, defining and celebrating peace in their own way.
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To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org.

#164. Peace Run Snapping RAI

This video is a 7-minute excerpt of a 15 min TV Show for children made by RAI the Italian National Broadcaster. The video features young people talking about peace and how they can help make the world a more peaceful place. Also, feature is the Peace Run and how it helped motivate these young people to take action.

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

#163. Peace Run San Diego (Chula Vista, National City Schools – March 5-8, 2019)

As part of a region-wide Peace Run, working with the San Diego Unified, Chula Vista Elementary School and National School Districts we visited 10 schools over the course of four days. Meeting over 4000 students we were treated to a remarkable display of the incredible talent and enthusiasm that is to be found in these educational institutions.

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

#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.

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#151. Climbing Elbrus mountain with the Peace Torch (Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia – September 2018)

This video shows a successful attempt of climbing the highest mountain in Russia – Elbrus (5642m) with the torch of Sri Chinmoy-Oneness Home Peace Run. It took place in late September 2018. The team was quite lucky to make it with God’s help. The weather was changing a lot, so they had to watch the forecast. If you are planning to go, go slowly… They had to do it in 3 days and it was far from ideal… If someone going to climb it, please do good acclimatization before and allow a minimum of 7-10 days if possible for the climb. And go slowly!!!! Take with you a minimum of 2 liters of drinks/person for the final climb!!!! Enjoy, Good luck!

#149. Peace Run Palau 2018 (Koror Island, Sept. 28 – Rock Islands, Oct. 1)

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay sharing the simple, profound message that peace starts inside the hearts of each of us. Join the team of 5 runners from Czech Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States brought the Peace Torch to Palau for the first time since the Peace Run was founded in 1987. Meet the President and celebrate Palau’s independence day with this tiny island nation. The Peace Run team visited schools in the state of Koror, organised a public Fun Run and met with community groups.

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