The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. On the 1st March, Bulgaria played host to the opening ceremony for the European leg of the 2018 Peace Run.
The Irish leg of 2018 began in Londonderry on the 4th of September when the team traveled over from Scotland. The run passed through Derry, Donegal, Enniskillen, Cavan, Kells to a reception at Mansion-house, hosted by Dublin’s Lord Mayor followed by a meeting with TD’s at Dail Eireann before departing for Wales.
The simple aim of this non-profit event is to foster goodwill among people of all nations. It is organised and financed entirely by local volunteers. The torch has been held by many prominent people such as Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and sports personalities such as Muhammad Ali and Carl Lewis.
In Ireland, Sonia O’Sullivan, Catriona McKiernan and Bernard Dunne have held the Peace Torch. Presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson have also welcomed previous Peace Run teams. Sullivan, Catriona McKiernan and Bernard Dunne have held the Peace Torch. Presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson have also welcomed previous Peace Run teams.
To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org